Probate Law Firm

Serving SW Michigan & Northern Indiana

Lost a Loved One and Need a Michigan or Indiana Probate & Estate Administration Attorney That Can Help You Settle The Estate Efficiently and Lift the Stress and Burden of This Complex and Intimidating Process From Your Shoulders?

If you’ve been named Executor, Trustee, or have a loved one that died without a Will, and you are facing the challenges of Probate, Estate Administration or Trust Administration then you’re in the right place.

Why Choose LaBre Law?

  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – A+ BBB Rated, Over 60 Google Reviews.

  • Flexible Meeting Times – To accommodate your busy schedule.

  • Efficient – Our approach is to be efficient and not complicate cases for more billable hours.

  • Highly Responsive – We strive for “freaky fast” returned client calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

  • Straight Shooters – You have made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. You deserve to hear the good, the bad and the ugly about your divorce.

  • We Take Complex & Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matters. We do what’s necessary even in highly difficult situations.

  • Proven Track Record of Success at Trial – While often the goal is to avoid trial, when we do take a case into court, we are proud of our high success rate even when the odds are stacked against us.

  • Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. This yields true caring for what you are going through and where you are headed.

  • We Keep You Updated – Because you want to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.

  • Because Assets Are at Stake – Both Michigan and Indiana law requires equitable division of assets, this means assets are split fairly not necessarily 50-50. The right law firm can make all the difference in your result.

  • For Clients Who are Business Owners and High-net Worth Households – Requires a specific approach. We know the intricacies, the perils, challenges and successful strategies to maximize the chances of achieving your desired outcome.

LaBre Divorce & Family Law Firm

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Call (269) 663-8554 or fill out the short form below. We will usually respond within 1 business day and often the same day. Don’t hesitate, your questions are welcome!

     
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    Probate / Estate Administration – What We Do

    Nothing is more difficult than losing a loved one. It seems like the worst time to try navigating the legal and financial complexities of probate and estate administration. We understand and know how emotional and stressful this can be. We help you honor your loved ones’ wishes and settle their estates properly and efficiently.

    Why Clients Hire LaBre Law for Probate and Why You Should Consider Hiring an Attorney:

    • Reduces Your Stress – Why guess or do things incorrectly? We know the process and work with you throughout the process.
    • Outdated, Contradictory or Vague Wills – A will does not avoid probate, and many wills have issues. A lawyer helps you navigate the holes a will may have.
    • Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes – Wills sometimes exclude family members. Others may call wills into question. Family members may simply disagree on how to handle inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.
    • Allows You to Focus on Your Family & Job – If you have little free time, then getting help from a law firm saves you time.
    • To Keep Everything Organized – There can be a lot of moving parts involved. We properly organize inventories, accounting sheets, and other probate court forms. In short this can speed up the probate process.
    • If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork – Probate laws and even the forms are written in a detailed and hard to understand language. A lawyer helps protect you to ensure the law is being followed.
    • When Estate Assets are Complicated – Certain assets like real estate, art or a business can create complications or additional steps like appraisals. We’ve handled many of these situations to help maximize what the beneficiaries receive.
    • Your Reputation Can Be at Stake – If you were named the fiduciary, you have a duty to act in the best interest of the estate. If you fail in your duty, you may personally be liable. An attorney ensures you do things properly.
    • Avoid Potential Tax Problems – After someone passes away, their estate still needs to file a final tax return. If taxes are due or past taxes have accumulated or past returns were not filed, professional help can be very helpful.

    Questions or to Schedule a Case Consultation

    Client Reviews – LaBre Law Office

    Posted by Scott
    April 24, 2017

    Probate

    I wanted to thank Mr LaBre for all the care and hard work he put into taking care of my fathers estate after he passed. My father passed away unexpectedly and without a will. I am from Indiana and needed a Michigan attorney and he was recommended to me by an Indian Attorney because of his great reputation. During a time of loss and emotion he took the burden off and worry of all legal matters. He was prompt, on time and everything moved along just as he said it would. If you are in need of an attorney I would highly recommend him, you wont be disappointed and his fee’s were very reasonable. Thank you for making a difficult time easy!

    Posted by Chris & Ken
    May 26, 2018

    Found Our Lawyer!

    My husband and I are moving to Michigan from Chicago and were looking for a local attorney to update our wills. Rob handled our wills and explained every step of the probate process. I am a legal secretary in Chicago and have worked with lawyers for 45 years. We are very pleased to find such a knowledgeable, professional lawyer who we are comfortable with and confident that he can handle any future legal issues we may have.

    Posted by Lisa
    February 28, 2019

    Settle Estate

    Mr. LaBre was an excellent attorney to process the paper work and guide in the closing of my mother’s estate. He made the entire process, less stressful and educated my family and myself on the importance of planning for the end of life. I would recommend him to anyone who would find the process over whelming and confusing!

    Posted by Kerry
    February 2019

    Very professional manner

    Attorney Rob LaBre, and his staff, were excellent to deal with and handled my difficult divorce in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend the LaBre Law firm to anyone requiring their services!

    Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

    “responded quickly any time I had a question or concern”, “explained everything completely”, “very quick and easy process”, “focused on client priorities for the outcome”, “knew the law”, “honest, genuine, and professional”, “very prompt with appt”, “was able to adapt his approach to our case throughout the process”, “answered all of our questions clearly and through”, “always checked in with me and kept me updated”, “very caring, passionate, dedicated, knowledgeable”, “ultimately we won our case”, “most professional lawyer I’ve ever had”, “was able to get my case closed early”, “payed close attention to detail”, “really got to know my case”, “great lawyer and great person”, “price was extremely fair”, “had my back”, “worked hard for me”, “gets right to the point and tells you what can happen”, “understood the urgency of our situation”, “solved my dilemma quickly”, “worked with me after hours and some late nights due to my work schedule”, “very involved in every facet his case”, “leaves no stone unturned”

    If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm then contact us to see if we are right for your situation and how we can help you not only get through it but live happily ever after a divorce.

    About Probate aka Estate Administration in MI and IN

    Probate (also referred to as Estate Administration) is a legal process that takes place after someone passes away. The goals of Probate include:

    • Proving in court that a deceased person’s will is valid.
    • Distributing the property of the estate as the will directed (if applicable).
    • Paying creditors and any debts of the estate.
    • Inventory and when appropriate, appraisal of the deceased person’s property.
    • Probate usually involves paperwork and court appearances. The court and legal fees are paid from the assets of the estate.

    Our probate process handles the legal and technical, we provide you with guidance and advice:

    • At the end of every meeting, we will ask to make sure we’ve answered all of your questions.
    • We will reliably follow up on any open issues.
    • We will provide you with regular updates about your case.
    • Throughout the estate administration process you, the executor or trustee remain in control and are the decision maker.

    Our Location – Serving SW Michigan / North Central Indiana

    We help families both locally within and near the SW Michigan / Northern Indiana border. Clients come to us from Edwardsburg, Niles, Eau Claire, South Bend, Elkhart, Bristol, Buchanan, Sumnerville, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Williamsville, Lydick, Jamestown, Dunlap, Gulivoire Park and surrounding areas.

    What To Do Now

    We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Call our law office (269) 663-8554 with questions, a description of your situation to see if we can assist or to schedule a consultation. Or you may simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office and you can expect a reply within 1 business day and often within hours the same day. All information you share is confidential.

    LaBre Law Office

    68897 S. Cass St., P.O. Box 550
    Edwardsburg, MI 49112

    Ph: (269) 663-8554
    Fx: (269) 663-7701

    Email: labrelawoffice@gmail.com

    269-431-3047

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