Legal Advisors: Probate Law

If a person passes away without a will, probate law is the court-managed process where that person’s assets are retitled and distributed according to state law. Dealing with probate can be time-consuming, frustrating, and difficult, on top of dealing with the loss of a loved one. Let our probate attorney guide you and your family through the process with sensitivity and compassion.

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Our probate process includes:

Filing a petition with the proper Missouri or Kansas probate court to open the estate

Giving notice to heirs under the will or, if no will exists, to statutory heirs

Filing a petition to appoint an executor or administrator for the estate

The executor or administrator performs an inventory and appraisal of the estate assets


Payment of estate debt is made to rightful creditors

Estate assets are sold, if necessary

Estate taxes are paid, if applicable

The final distribution of assets is made to heirs

Some estates are small enough that the full probate process isn’t necessary, but certain probate work is still required. We can also help with those situations to handle them as smoothly as possible. On the other hand, should heirs find themselves at odds with each other or with the personal representative, our litigation team has the experience to handle those matters as well.

Our attorneys can help you establish the legal documents to keep your estate out of probate. However, if probate is necessary, we will help you navigate the process to ensure that a loved one’s estate is properly distributed.

Key Services

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives

Our Probate Attorney:

Jennifer Finch

Jennifer Finch



“In a legal situation that was daunting, confusing, and thoroughly stressful, the team at KNM was indispensable. The attorneys were knowledgeable, prompt, patient, and communicative. Always taking the time to walk me through the processes & what to expect in the next steps. I couldn’t recommend a better group of professionals.” – Nick B.

“If you are looking to be in good hands, these are the folks you want to be in touch with.” – Sofia C.

“They are superior in their understanding of the law and compassionate about solving their clients’ problems.” – Jeff & Janet

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