Family Law

Helping Families Through The Estate Planning And Probate Processes

Planning for the financial safety and security of your loved ones after your passing is the responsible thing to do. But estate plans aren’t just about dividing wealth and possessions among your loved ones: They can cement and communicate your wishes regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care, and they can express your desires should an unforeseen tragedy occur.

At Longstreet Law, we assist clients with both the estate planning and probate processes. We help individuals and families in South Bend, Indiana, and the surrounding areas draft the necessary legal documents to protect their assets while representing their interests in probate proceedings.

We’ll walk you through the process and accurately prepare paperwork relating to:

  • Legal wills and trusts
  • Medical and durable powers of attorney
  • Succession planning
  • Trust administration

We will work with you to fully express and encapsulate your wishes into legally binding documentation.

A Trusted Guide Through The Probate Process

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a difficult situation in and of itself. That situation can be made worse by the headaches associated with the probate process. Even the word probate can bring about questions and confusion.

With the help of Longstreet Law, you will learn that it is not as confusing as it appears. In fact, the probate process in Indiana serves a vital purpose: The laws of probate determine how a person’s property, called an estate, gets distributed after death.
Probate is a court proceeding where the validity of a will is determined and the execution of the will’s provisions are administered. It is the process of submitting the last will and testament to the court that has jurisdiction over probate in the county where the decedent died.

Conducting a probate in Indiana commonly takes six months to a year, depending on the situation. It can take longer if there is a court fight over the will or unusual assets or debts that complicate matters. By putting your problems into the hands of Longstreet Law, you can rest assured that your dealings with the probate process will be as simple and as straightforward as possible.

Contact Us To Discuss The Future

Longstreet Law can provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that your estate and probate situation is being handled efficiently and skillfully. We operate with the utmost compassion while vigorously asserting the rights of our clients. Contact us today using this form or call 574-208-5982 for a free consultation to learn how to avoid any consequences that may cost you more money and more heartache.