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Need The Assistance Of A Probate Lawyer? We Can Help.

With roots in Dubuque since the 1850s, Fuerste, Carew, Juergens & Sudmeier, P.C., has been in practice in its current form since 1965. Our law firm has had the privilege of helping multiple generations of families protect assets through estate planning and resolve estates through probate and otherwise. We advise family members and others carrying out fiduciary duties involved in trust administration.

Understanding Our Probate And Estate Administration Practice

We work with executors, administrators and heirs to complete the requirements of the probate process. We can help you:

  • Open the estate and prepare/file all required reports, including an inventory of assets
  • Prepare and file all state or federal tax returns for the estate, as well as fiduciary income tax returns
  • Pay all final debts of the estate
  • Assist with the valuation and/or sale of estate property
  • Oversee the orderly distribution of property under the terms of the will

We also provide counsel regarding the administration of trusts. We can advise you as your loved one’s death is imminent or afterward to help ensure you fulfill your duties as trustee properly and efficiently.

Representing You According To Your Unique Circumstances

Our lawyers handle a broad range of disputes arising out of estate and probate administration, including will contests, survivorship issues, mismanagement by executors or administrators, and removal proceedings. Do you need to contest a will, or do you need defense in a will contest? We are prepared to guide you through this legal challenge with your rights and your deceased loved one’s intents clearly in focus.

We can represent family members located out of state whose loved ones have died or left behind property in Iowa. We can handle cases involving farm and business assets and other complexities.

Get Help Now

Contact us online or call 563-227-5650 toll-free to speak with one of our probate attorneys:

We offer evening and weekend appointments as needed, as well as daytime consultations at our West Ninth and Main location in downtown Dubuque. We can also meet with you in your home, office, hospital or funeral home. Whether your loved one is declining quickly or has already passed away, we can provide the information and guidance you need at this difficult time.