The Wengler Law Firm is dedicated to assisting clients in Joliet, across Will County and throughout the surrounding areas of Illinois with probate, trust and estate litigation.
Attorney Colleen Wengler has been focusing on these areas of law for more than a decade. Our attorneys are experienced litigators with a reputation for diligently and effectively representing clients' rights and interests in court.
We frequently represent executors, administrators, guardians of disabled adults or minors, and trustees. We also represent heirs and beneficiaries who have questions or concerns about the way an estate is being handled.
Probate Or No Probate, The Odds Are You Need A Lawyer
Most often we assist people who need to formally open a probate estate. Maybe the decedent named you as the executor, or maybe a family member passed away without a will and you suddenly found yourself responsible for paying outstanding debts and distributing assets. No matter how you found yourself involved in the Illinois probate process, however, let us provide the skilled guidance you require.
When decedents set up and fund trusts in order to bypass probate, it's also common for the trustees to need legal counsel. If you find yourself in this situation, our lawyers can help you properly administer the trust and resolve disputes.
Our attorneys' extensive litigation experience is particularly beneficial in trust and estate litigation related to:
- Will contests
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Undue influence
- Lack of testamentary capacity
- Codicil contests
- Financial abuse and fraud
- Other issues
Help With Establishing Or Contesting A Guardianship
Sometimes it is necessary to seek guardianship of a minor that has no biological parent that is able to parent the child and make day to day child care decisions.
Sometimes it is necessary to seek guardianship of a loved one who, because of illness or accident, can no longer manage their own personal and financial affairs.
If you are seeking to be declared the guardian of a loved one, or you are trying to avoid being declared physically or mentally incompetent, contact The Wengler Law Firm.
Assistance With Estate Planning
We know how to use wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, special needs trust, and other tools to accomplish your goals. We also advise how your estate plan might maximize your assets in long term care and special needs planning.
Call 815-768-3819 or use our online form to schedule an appointment at our Joliet office.