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Handling a Basic Probate 2019

Product ID: CA2883D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Your probate primer

Nearly 60 percent of people die without an estate plan. 1 For them, probate is inevitable. Adding probate proceedings on top of the grief of losing a family member can make a loved one's death overwhelming for families.

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Member $249.00

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Endorsed by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Your probate primer

Nearly 60 percent of people die without an estate plan. 1 For them, probate is inevitable. Adding probate proceedings on top of the grief of losing a family member can make a loved one's death overwhelming for families.

Read More ↓

Sponsored By

Thomas J. Kroll
Thomas J. Kroll Attorney at Law
Whitefish Bay

F. Brian McElligott
Law Offices of F. Brian McElligott
Wauwatosa

David P. Weller

Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Deciding on the Procedure/The Initial Interview and Gathering of Information

  • Client conference checklist
  • Summary procedures
  • Choosing formal or informal procedures
  • Transferring net-probate assets

David P. Weller

9:30 a.m. : Initiation of the Estate

  • Filing the petition/application
  • Notice requirements – who needs to know
  • Preparing a budget
  • Marshaling assets and preparing an inventory

F. Brian McElligott

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Claims Against the Estate

  • Requirements for a claim/giving notice to known creditors
  • Procedures for contest
  • Priority in an insolvent estate
  • Marital property issues

Thomas J. Kroll

10:55 a.m. : Estate Tax Returns

  • What assets to include and how to value them
  • Allowable deductions
  • Required attachments
  • Filing thresholds

Thomas J. Kroll

11:55 a.m. : Question and Answer

12:05 a.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. : Income Tax Considerations

  • Decedent’s final return
  • Fiduciary income tax returns
  • Interplay with death tax

David P. Weller

2:15 p.m. : Final Accounting, Distribution and Closing the Estate

  • Final accounting valuations
  • Alternate methods for closing an administration
  • Timing of distributions
  • Handling distributions to minors and trusts
  • Filing the Statement to Close/Final judgment

F. Brian McElligott

3:05 p.m. : Question and Answer

3:15 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Receive a comprehensive overview of probate proceedings
  • Know what to do at every stage in the probate process
  • Understand income and inheritance tax implications
  • Learn which form of accounting is best to use
  • New attorneys starting out in probate
  • Established lawyers new to probate
  • Experienced probate attorneys seeking a refresher

YLD Discount!

Young Lawyers Division members receive a $20 discount on tuition. Discount applied automatically upon log-in.


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Wisconsin Probate System: Forms and Procedures Handbook

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