Trust and Estate Administration

We represent individual executors, trustees and guardians in all aspects of the administration of estates and trusts. Our attorneys are well-versed in legal matters encompassing the following:


Probate is the name for the court process for settling a deceased person’s estate. If you are named as the personal representative, also known as executor, of an estate, we will guide you through the probate process including opening the estate, collecting assets, paying debts and making distributions to beneficiaries.

Trust Administration

Trust administration is the process by which trust assets are distributed in accordance with the terms of the trust. When the grantor (creator) of a trust becomes incapable of carrying out the terms or passes away, the successor trustee steps in to administer the trust. The trustee is obligated to follow certain rules and owes a duty to the trust to carry out its terms. We assist clients in administering trusts both during the grantor’s life and after death.

Contested Estate and Trust Matters

We represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes regarding estates and trusts. Sometimes disputes can be resolved with limited representation. In other instances, litigation may be required. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue your interests if necessary, but also seek to resolve conflict in the most cost-effective way possible.

Guardianship of Minors and Disabled Adults

Whether you need to obtain guardianship over a spouse, child, parent or loved one, we work closely with you to help you identify appropriate guardians and when necessary, initiate legal proceedings to handle the personal and financial affairs of the minor or disabled adult.

We invite you to contact Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C. to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation and needs regarding Illinois trust or estate administration..