Guardianship, Probate & Trust Administration, Dispute Resolution

Protecting Interests while Balancing Emotional Challenges

Golan Christie Taglia attorneys have significant experience in administering minor and disabled adult guardianships, probate estates and trusts. While the goal is for smooth and orderly administration, disputes often arise. Utilizing knowledge gained in preparation and administration of guardianships, estates and trusts, Golan Christie Taglia attorneys can protect your interests while at the same time recognizing and balancing the emotional toll that is often associated with these types of disputes.

Our attorneys will get to know you and understand your specific situation and needs, then stay at your side to help you in the following areas:

Guardianships

  • Opening and closing the guardianship, both for minors and disabled adults
  • Representation of the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person or the guardian ad litem
  • Preparation and presentation of accountings and inventories
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Working with banks to manage and distribute assets
  • Identification and adjudication of adult disability

Probate Estates

  • Opening and closing the estate
  • Administration and distribution of assets pursuant to the Illinois Probate Act and/or the terms of the will
  • Preparation and presentation of accountings
  • Appointment and removal of administrators or executors
  • Adjudication and resolution of claims made against the estate
  • Identification, discovery and recovery of assets belonging to the estate
  • Adjudication of claims for undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity or breach of fiduciary duty
  • Will construction, revocation and reformation
  • Adjudication and resolution of disputes between or among beneficiaries

Trusts

  • Administration and distribution of assets pursuant to the trust
  • Identification, discovery and recovery of assets belonging to the trust
  • Preparation of inventories
  • Trust construction, revocation and reformation
  • Adjudication of claims for undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity or breach of fiduciary duty
  • Adjudication and resolution of disputes among beneficiaries

Guardianship, Probate & Trust Administration, Dispute Resolution Team

NANCY FRANKS-STRAUS
DONNA F. HARTL
MATTHEW C. WASSERMAN
BRIANNA L. GOLAN
JONATHAN D. MORTON