Probate & Trust Administration

Probate is a court-supervised process used to transfer assets and pay debts. When a loved one dies, it is common to wonder if probate will be necessary. If so, how long it will take? How much it will cost? Rebecca Mason Law, LLC, is built to help guide you and your loved ones through this process.

However, if the assets of your loved one were owned through a well-drafted and properly funded trust, it is unlikely that court-managed administration is necessary. As designated by the trust, the successor trustee will need to administer the distribution of the deceased’s assets.

“The service Rebecca Mason Law and staff provided was very long and difficult probate, for all of us. But her staff was always there to answer questions for us, as well as Rebecca, began to feel like family.

I will highly recommend Mason Law firm. Very educated and professional lawyer it will be my pleasure to give this firm 5 stars.”

Romayne W – Customer Satisfaction Survey 3/29/2019

Whether probate in Wisconsin is necessary depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors Include:

  • The size of the estate
  • The existence of a trust
  • The existence of valid Will
  • Accounts with pay on death (or POD) beneficiary designations
  • Ownership of real estate

Wisconsin law allows for both informal and formal probates. In Wisconsin probate typically takes about one year. The costs typically consist of:

  • Attorney fees
  • Personal representative fees
  • Publication
  • Filing fees

Both time and cost vary depending on the size and complexity of the estate, and whether the beneficiaries are in agreement.

Rebecca was compassionate and committed to our probate matters. Thank you for all your help and for representing our family!

Tom S. – Customer Satisfaction Survey 4/2/2019

Why work with Rebecca Mason Law?

The team at Rebecca Mason Law works closely with clients. Our goal is to ensure the probate or trust administration process is completed in a timely and effective manner, according to the wishes of each client.