As a member of Hinkle Elkouris trusts and estates practice group, Mr. Gill uses his... more
As a member of Hinkle Elkouris trusts and estates practice group, Mr. Gill uses his extensive experience in business and tax matters to lead the probate and trust administration needs of the group. He is primarily responsible for guardianships and conservatorships, disability planning, post-mortem tax planning, and marital agreements. He also assists clients with estate planning, asset protecti... view profile
Mr. Peare chairs Hinkle's trusts and estates practice group. Under his leadership,... more
Mr. Peare chairs Hinkle's trusts and estates practice group. Under his leadership, the trusts and estates practice has expanded to be one of the top estate planning practices in Kansas. Dan has extensive experience in high-net-worth estate planning, asset protection planning, and planning with family businesses. Dan also assists clients with business valuations, charitable planning, and plannin... view profile
Mr. Herd is a lifelong Kansas resident and fourth-generation attorney originating... more
Mr. Herd is a lifelong Kansas resident and fourth-generation attorney originating from Coldwater. He is the great-grandson of Dick H. Rich (admitted 1903); grandson of Horace H. Rich (admitted 1921); and son of former Kansas Supreme Court Justice and former Kansas State Senator Harold S. Herd (admitted 1946). Mike has embraced their legacy in devoting his career toward the advancement of his pr... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.