OVER 40 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN THE STATE OF INDIANA

PROBATE OF WILL IN INDIANA

Our Indiana attorneys have decades of experience navigating the probate process.

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

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Beneficiary and Will Contest Representation Throughout Indianapolis

Whether you are a personal representative named to open probate or a prospective beneficiary contesting a will, our experienced attorneys have decades of experience navigating the probate process. We provide legal advice and/or representation to clients in formal supervised probate administration through a will or the intestate process (i.e. someone who dies without a will or trust) and unsupervised administration proceeding. We also assist clients with simplified processes for small estates through the filing of a small estate affidavit (I.C. 29-1-8-1) or summary administration.

Supervised and Unsupervised Probate Attorneys in Indiana

We represent personal representatives, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in probate matters, so contact Webster & Garino LLC about your probate-related issues.

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REASONS TO CHALLENGE A WILL OR TRUST

If you think that you need to challenge a will or trust, you should immediately speak with an Indiana probate  lawyer. Indiana law limits your window of opportunity to challenge a Will or make a claim against the estate.

 The deadlines for challenging trusts vary. The timing of a settlor’s death or when a trustee notified you about the trust could influence your filing deadline. 

Because an estate plan represents a person’s final wishes concerning assets, a court needs a justifiable reason to undo or alter the terms of a will or trust. Procedural errors, like failing to sign or notarize the documents in front of a witness, might provide proof of invalidity. The incapacitation of the person creating the will, known as the testator, could invalidate the terms as well. 

 The concept of undue influence also comes up when people challenge wills or trusts. Undue influence means that someone inserted personal desires into an estate plan by taking advantage of a position of power over a testator. 

Additionally, an estate plan might become vulnerable to challenge if the testator did not understand the value of an estate, know about other heirs, or divided assets irrationally. Evidence that a testator revoked a will and made a new one could also support your cause. 

No Contest Clauses

In July 2018, Indiana added the no-contest clause to its legal code. A will or trust with a no-contest clause introduces the risk that your legal challenge could eliminate your ability to receive anything. Although the clause does not prevent you from contesting the terms, its presence may influence your legal strategy. 

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THE WEBSTER & GARINO DIFFERENCE

"Webster & Garino has a great name in our community, however the real gift is how they care about all people. They take time with each client and research the very best way to protect and defend people"s interests and assets. My wife and I have had several sessions with William and Carla. They are both outstanding people and as well as astute law professionals. Although we have not worked directly with Danica, we hear outstanding feedback from those she has advised. We give them our highest recommendation." - Doug B. 

"The people at Webster & Garino are the best of the best! With the combined years of service and extensive background they can tackle just about any situation. In addition to their legal counsel, they also give stellar advice on how to prepare for family estate planning. William, Carla and Danica are fine people and excellent lawyers." - Bobby S. 

MEET OUR TEAM

Valuable counselling requires insight. We take the time to understand our clients businesses.

WILLIAM J. WEBSTER PARTER

DANICA L. EYLER PARTNER 

CARLA V. GARINO PARTNER

JACOB C. SALATHE ATTORNEY

SHANA D. PAULA ATTORNEY

115 N Union St, Westfield, IN 46074