Plan for the Future - Call Today! 785.859.4612
Brown & Vogel, LLC: Probate Law
Contact Our Attorneys
  • Please enter your name.
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
    Please select an option.

Salina Probate Attorneys

the Probate Process in Kansas City

While many people take steps to avoid the expense and frustration of probate, even the best-laid estate plans can fail. During the probate process, the property and other assets of the decedent are evaluated and distributed to the rightful heirs. The Salina probate lawyers at Brown & Vogel, LLC can help you through the probate process in an efficient manner, regardless of the particulars of your situation.

To work with a team that is as compassionate as it is experienced, reach out to our firm today at (785) 859-4612.

What Probate Entails

There are some exceptions to the property that is subject to probate which a Salina probate attorney can help you to understand.

Some of the main tasks of probate are:

  • Determining if there is a valid will
  • Transferring ownership of real estate
  • Paying necessary taxes and debts on time
  • Determining which property and assets belong to the estate
  • Converting assets to cash to be able to distribute to the beneficiaries
  • Appointing an executor to the estate, if one was not provided in a will

Avoiding Probate in Salina

Many people want to know how they can avoid the complexities of the probate process. Generally, certain assets always bypass probate.

Assets that always bypass probate include

  • Retirement accounts
  • Funds in Payable on Death, or POD, bank accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Securities registered in transfer on death, or TOD, forms
  • Pension Plans
  • Wages due to the deceased person
  • Property held in a living trust
  • Assets owned jointly by spouses

At Brown & Vogel, LLC, we can help you with setting up a trust for any assets that don't immediately fall into these categories so you can easily pass your estate to your heirs without requiring probate. We can also advise you on whether or not your estate would benefit from the probate process.

Facilitating a Smooth Transition

If a loved one in your life has passed away, contact a Salina probate lawyer to discuss what your next steps will look like. Ideally, the decedent left behind a will outlining their intentions for their estate. In the case there is no will, we hope that after reviewing the situation all parties with a vested interest can agree that entering into formal probate proceedings in court won’t be necessary. Unfortunately, however, that is often not the case. Whether or not the proceedings become contentious, we will be there to make sure you are being treated fairly and receive everything to which you are entitled.

Whatever the circumstances, our team at Brown & Vogel, LLC has over 60 years of combined experience ready to put to use for you. Speak to a probate lawyer today at (785) 859-4612.

Why Choose Brown & Vogel, LLC, LLC?

  • Rave Client Reviews

  • Decades of Legal Experience

  • Personalized, Compassionate Care

  • LifeSpan Membership Program

Real Reviews from
Happy Clients

  • Providing something for my grand children.

    “I joined LifeSpan to minimize estate taxes and to provide something for my grand children. I stay with LifeSpan to maximize my initial investment in LifeSpan and to understand changes in tax & estate laws and how it impacts me.”

    Joyce

  • Having our assets go where we want them to after death.

    “We joined LifeSpan to have our assets go where we want them to after death. We stay because of the educational workshops and assistance with documentation.”

    Robert & Evelyn

  • Protecting our Assets.

    “We joined LifeSpan to learn how to properly handle our assets and to keep them protected. We stay with LifeSpan because we trust the law firm of Brown & Vogel and we trust that our assets will be protected on our deaths.”

    Bob & Sharyl

  • Makes establishing a trust more organized.

    “I joined LifeSpan because it makes establishing a trust more organized. I stay with LifeSpan because of the personal touch by Steve and his staff.”

    Bill & Terri

  • Expertise and the need to hear information regularly.

    “We joined LifeSpan because we experienced the nightmare after my aunt & uncle died. We stay with LifeSpan because of the expertise and the need to hear information regularly.”

    Kermit & Cheryl