Probate + Trust Administration
Probate and Trust administration involves the process of transferring an individual’s property at their death. MaryEllen Bishop is dedicated to the practice of trust and estates law and provides comprehensive representation related to all aspects of estate and trust administration and probate. She can advise on full probate proceedings, summary estate administration and ancillary estate administration for out-of-state residents who own property in Indiana.
MaryEllen’s services include the preparation and processing of federal estate and gift returns, as well as fiduciary income tax returns. These complex tax returns require specialized knowledge of tax law and the ability to work with the taxing authorities to minimize delay and controversy. She utilizes sophisticated computer technology to provide the utmost efficiency in the process. This technology allows her to provide you with state-of-the-art planning and administration and gives her access to the most recent changes in the law.
Fiduciary and Beneficiary Counsel
Personal representatives and trustees often need professional guidance to adequately fulfill their legal duties and fiduciary obligations in the administrative process. MaryEllen counsels both fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding their concerns, addresses the complex and difficult issues involved with administration and assists with resolving disputes. Her knowledge of estate and probate law is extensive. MaryEllen keeps up to date with the frequent changes in the laws affecting estate administration and taxation and works on committees in an effort to streamline the laws that complicate the process.