"Probate" is the court process by which the estate of a person who has died is administered. The person's assets are gathered, their valid debts and final expenses are paid, and their remaining assets are distributed.
The Knotek Law Office can assist in every aspect of estate administration. It is our goal to assist our clients with the probate process to simplify the process and make sure it is handled efficiently and with a focus on keeping costs down.
We also assist in situations where there are disputes among heirs and beneficiaries to the estate regarding who should be in charge of the estate and/or who should receive the assets from the estate. These disputes certainly make an already difficult situation all the more stressful for the families going though the probate process. At Knotek Law Office, we utilize our experience and approach to help the families involved avoid conflict and to alleviate the stress created to every extent possible.
Families often find themselves facing the difficult situation of caring for an adult relative who loses the ability to take care of him or her self properly. A person who loses this ability is called "incapacitated." When an incapacitated person lacks the understanding or ability to make or communicate informed decisions, the individual may need the help of a guardian or conservator.
A guardian takes care of an incapacitated adult's personal needs. A conservator takes care of an incapacitated adult's property and finances.
Attorney Knotek is able to assist families facing these difficult circumstances by being at their side during the proceedings involved. He makes sure those involved understand their rights, obligations and duties and ensures that their voices are heard by the court and others involved.
The real estate practice at Knotek Law Office includes activities centering on sales and acquisitions, land contracts, title, land use, development and leasing related to various kinds of real estate. These types of real estate would include residential properties, office buildings, retail storefronts and centers, commercial and industrial properties.
Court cases in the real estate area involve the representation of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, lease disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes and loan service and foreclosure issues.
Attorney Knotek also acts as private legal counsel, providing services for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and other entities in their encounters, both adversarial and non-adversarial, with governmental entities, including advocacy before state courts and administrative agencies.