Proudly Serving The Eau Claire Area Since 1972

Close Support For Settling The Estate Of A Loved One

The grieving process is hard enough without the added burden of dealing with the person’s estate. This can be a daunting and time-consuming responsibility. Where do you even start?

A good first step is calling on the compassionate lawyers and staff of Guelzow & Ellefsen Law Offices. We provide thorough assistance for navigating the probate and estate administration process in Eau Claire and surrounding counties of western Wisconsin.

Friendly and affordable probate help
If you have been named personal representative of an estate, reach out to us today at 715-388-8130.

Probate And Estate Administration

Probate is the legal process for dealing with the estate of a person who has died. If the person had a will, they likely named a personal representative. If the person died without a will, the court appoints a personal representative. Some assets must go through probate court. Other assets, such as life insurance with beneficiary designations or assets held in trust, pass directly to the beneficiary.

We can help walk you through all the duties of estate administration, including:

  • Gathering the assets
  • Locating heirs and beneficiaries
  • Paying debts of the estate
  • Liquidating property (if necessary)
  • Partition actions of inherited real estate
  • Distributions to heirs
  • Accounting and reporting

We can guide you through the steps or intervene when you encounter obstacles. Our goal is to settle the estate as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Guelzow & Ellefsen can also help out-of-state personal representatives by performing many of the tasks over mail, email and phone to reduce the number of trips to Wisconsin.

We Are Here To Help

Our firm has served Eau Claire for over 50 years, with a reputation for sterling service and quality legal advice. To schedule a free initial consultation about estate administration, call us at 715-388-8130 or use our online form.