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Madison Probate & Estate Administration Attorneys

Reliable & Efficient Legal Services. Call (608) 344-5491 Today

Krause Donovan Probate Settlement SystemAt Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC, our team of seasoned legal professionals proudly help personal representatives and executors of estates stay informed and in control throughout the probate process. Our firm’s unique Probate Settlement System handles all of the important legal matters involved with probate and estate administration, including:

  • Paperwork preparation for the personal representative’s/executor’s signature
  • Court appearances
  • Paying bills from the estate account
  • Regular reports to the personal representative/executor
  • Financial inventory that accounts for every penny owed the loved one’s estate

Our law firm focuses solely on the areas of planning and administering estates. Our team of accomplished, highly motivated attorneys and staff provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We will take the time to listen to your goals, answer your questions, and work with you to bring simplicity, order, and control to the legal process.

Why Clients in Madison Choose Our Firm

Our Probate Settlement System was designed with over 15 years’ worth of probate experience. The process guides the estate through the court’s requirements with efficiency and transparency. Our attorneys and staff make all contacts with the court and the creditors. The efficiency of our process allows us to handle your case for a very reasonable price. Of course, more complicated estates take more time and money, but when they are handled with our system, they go smoother and faster.

Though the probate process typically takes a bit longer than a year, we can often help cut months from that timeline. Of course, we can’t guarantee how long probate will take because every person who passes leaves a unique set of assets, liabilities, and family members.

To schedule your free case consultation with a lawyer at our firm, please call (608) 344-5491 today.

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What Are the Responsibilities of a Personal Representative/Executor?

The responsibilities of a personal representative/executor are tedious, but also perilous. There are dangers to the personal representative/executor if they are not careful and responsible for handling the assets of the deceased. A personal representative/executor can be held personally liable for losses of the estate if they do not take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.

Some of the responsibilities of the personal representative/executor include:

  • Providing notice to the decedent’s creditors
  • Filing an initial account of the estate’s financial activity
  • Obtaining a Federal Tax ID Number for the estate
  • Identifying and collecting assets of the estate
  • Preparing and filing tax returns on behalf of the decedent
  • Distributing assets and closing the estate

We are committed to our clients’ needs, and we consider them to be part of our family. In that spirit, we strive to be fair, honest, courteous, and professional in all of our endeavors. Call or visit our firm today to discuss your situation with a friendly and compassionate legal professional at our firm.

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What Sets Us Apart?

Our Philosophy
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  • Integrity
  • Pursue Excellence
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  • Veteran Owned
  • Wealth Counsel
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  • Elder Counsel
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The Stories That Matter

Read Our 5 Star Reviews
    He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very knowledgeable.

    “What a great attorney! He explained everything to us in plain English, with no legal jargon. He took the time to understand our goals and our family situation. He was friendly, thorough, and very ...”

    - Mark
    Krause Donovan was wonderful...they asked all the right questions, were patient with our back and forth, and everything was wrapped up successfully.

    “My husband and I needed a will and turned to Krause Donovan for their help after the firm had invited us to a "what is estate planning all" about dinner/meeting. Having a will was something we knew we ...”

    - Kris
    Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly explained processes, answered all questions, took the time needed, and was detail-oriented.

    “I first met with Mr. Donovan this fall to discuss my estate planning. This is something a person dreads doing, but Nelson was very understanding and put me at ease from the introduction. He thoroughly ...”

    - Sherry
    They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always have your best interests in mind.

    “I highly recommend Kraus Donovan for all of your estate planning needs. They are thorough, knowledgeable, and very helpful. They explain the process in terms that are easily understandable and always ...”

    - Barbara
    He was able to guide us through this process with a thorough understanding of what decisions we needed to make to create clear directives for our family to follow if needed.

    “My husband and I went to Dan to help plan our estate. He and the folks at Krause Donovan were very professional, friendly, and efficient. Dan is fluent in what he practices. He was able to guide us ...”

    - Victoria
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