PROBATE

Probate is the legal process by which a personal representative distributes a deceased person’s probate assets. Probate assets are those assets titled in a person’s name alone. Non-probate assets include jointly owned property, retirement and life insurance plans, and various other assets. A Will directs the transfer of probate assets while non-probate assets are transferred outside of the probate process.We provide estate and trust administration all over the State of Wisconsin.  We regularly practice in several counties including Adams, Columbia, Dane, Juneau, Richland and Sauk counties.

Estate administration

When a loved one passes away, working through the legal process can seem overwhelming. The most immediate task is to focus on making the funeral or service preparations and to honor your loved one’s life. When you are ready, LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP will guide you through the process with compassion and careful attention to your specific needs.

Trust administration

In Wisconsin, trustees are held to high standards regarding their fiduciary duties. Both individual and corporate trustees may need to seek legal guidance from time to time. If you have questions about the requirements and duties involved in accepting a trustee position or if you are concerned about making certain decisions, LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP can help guide you to ensure that you make the correct choice.