Probate law is the process by which a person's outstanding debts are paid and assets are distributed upon their passing. Attorneys refer to the entity that controls the deceased's assets until those assets are distributed as an "estate." Estate administration includes the probate process in addition to non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Administration also includes the preparation of any necessary federal and Indiana state estate or inheritance tax returns. Our team at Matheny, Hahn & Denman, L.L.P. can also represent clients in the areas of will contests, trust disputes, and claims being brought against an estate.