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Probate & Estate Administration Attorneys in Rockford IL

Seasoned Legal Professionals Protecting Your Best Interests

At Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC in Rockford, we are committed to using our years of experience and knowledge of the law to help clients resolve all probate and estate administration matters. We proudly represent personal representatives and executors of estates, and we are familiar with the different legal issues you will have to contend with following the death of a loved one.

Our legal team provides clients with a comprehensive Probate Settlement System so that they can take control of the probate and estate administration process. The Probate Settlement System we offer at our firm includes:

  • 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 to the loved one’s estate

Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC focus our efforts solely on planning and administering estates, so you can trust that we are capable of delivering top-notch legal representation when you need us most. Our compassionate attorneys are here to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.

If you need an attorney who can bring simplicity, order, and control to the probate process, call us at (815) 335-9950 to schedule your free consultation.

Probate Notification Process - Avoid This If You Can

Why Clients Choose Our Firm

We designed a Probate Settlement System for our clients that draws from our more than 15 years of experience. Our Probate Settlement System simplifies probate and emphasizes transparency so that clients can easily navigate the legal process. Our friendly legal professionals will make all contacts with the court and the creditors on your behalf. We will also use our expertise, skills, and resilience to advocate for your best interests each step of the way.

What Are the Duties of a Personal Representative/Executor?

Personal representatives/executors are responsible for the following tedious and perilous duties:

  • 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

Call Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC in Rockford, IL at (815) 335-9950 if you need legal assistance regarding probate and estate administration. Request your free consultation with our legal team today.

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What Sets Us Apart?

Our Philosophy
  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Innovative
  • Veteran Owned
  • Wealth Counsel
  • NAELA
  • Elder Counsel
  • BBB Accredited Business

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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