Probate and Guardianship

Missouri Probate Lawyers

Helping You Through Probate Court

Probate court is a division of the circuit court that handles all decedents’ estates, as well as guardianship estates. At Hanrahan & Nacy, our lawyers are committed to guiding you through the process with care and attention, and as little stress as possible.

Estates and Probate Court

Essentially, the goal of probate court in terms of estates is to determine where all the property will go. If there is a will in place, the probate court will confirm the validity of the will and potentially follow the instructions provided. If the deceased died intestate, which means without a will, probate laws dictate how assets will be divided among beneficiaries.

Cases in probate court frequently are contested. One side may allege that the will is not valid, perhaps because it was created with undue influence from one of the beneficiaries. Our attorneys have decades of experience and are prepared to aggressively represent you and your loved ones’ interests in will contests.

Guardianship and Probate Court

To obtain guardianship or conservatorship of a child or an adult who is unable to take care of him or herself, you must go through the probate court. Whether you are seeking guardianship or conservatorship because a child’s parents have passed away or because they are unfit or unable to care for their children themselves, we can help you through the process.

Guardianship and conservatorship provide the power to make decisions about a person’s health, education and welfare, as well as about financial matters.

Free Consultation About Probate and Guardianship With an Attorney Serving Columbia and All of Missouri

Call 573-636-7900 or contact us via e-mail to schedule a free consultation with a Jefferson City, Missouri, probate attorney.