Contact an experienced New Albany and Jeffersonville probate lawyer today
Bruce provides informed legal guidance for probate in Jeffersonville & New Albany, Indiana. For an attorney to help you get through probate as quickly and efficiently as possible, call 812-804-2858 or contact Brightwell Elder and Probate Law online today.
Helping clients settle estates in Indiana since 1998
When you have just lost a loved one, thinking about administering the estate can seem unbearable. At Brightwell Elder and Probate Law, we walk you through the process. Probate, sometimes referred to as estate administration, includes:
- Opening the estate
- Transferring authority of the estate to an executor
- Paying the estate’s debts, taxes and other fees
- Confirming that the decedent’s will is legally sound
- Distributing the remaining assets among beneficiaries
- Closing the estate
This responsibility can involve a great deal of work, especially for an estate with significant assets. Indiana probate lawyer Bruce Brightwell explains executor duties clearly.
Responsibilities of the executor
The executor is in charge of completing and filing all the paperwork, managing expenses on behalf of the estate, and distributing the property to heirs. Our probate law firm ensures that you have all the information you need to proceed, including how to meet Indiana’s deadlines and how to file your documents.
Probate litigation and will disputes
Unlike many other New Albany and Jeffersonville probate attorneys, Bruce is ready and willing to represent clients in probate litigation. This arises when one of the beneficiaries disputes the legality of the will and the measures taken during probate. Bruce’s background in commercial litigation provides him the courtroom demeanor and eloquence to uphold your position during a time of strong emotions and stress.
Probate attorney for Floyd County, Clark County, and surrounding Indiana counties
In addition to serving Floyd County and Clark County, Indiana, Bruce also serves as a probate lawyer for the surrounding Indiana counties of: Harrison County; Orange County; Scott County; and Washington County. With an office in New Albany, Bruce is centrally located to meet probate clients from not only Floyd County, but also from Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Corydon, Paoli, Salem, and Scottsburg.