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Experienced Montana trust and estates attorney helps guide you through the process
Probate occurs after what is, typically, a painful emotional loss. Robert M. Kampfer is a knowledgeable, very careful attorney with more than 30 years of experience in probate law who knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate
Most executors have rarely, if ever, probated a will. They know little about the process. Robert M. Kampfer can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

  • Filing the will with the Montana probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

Robert M. Kampfer assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. I have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, I call upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. I can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles, and other collectables for accurate valuation, management, and possible sale.

Probate disputes
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. My professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally charged process of probating a challenged will or a disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of my client to preserve cordial familial relationships, I am adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, I assertively defend my client’s beneficiary rights within the Montana probate court.

Contact a thorough estate-planning lawyer today
Robert M. Kampfer serves clients throughout northern and western Montana. To schedule a free half-hour initial consultation, call me today at 406-727-9540 or contact me online.