Estate Administration and Probate Services

If you’ve been designated as the trustee or executor of an estate for a loved one who has died, if your loved one died with no plan in place, or if you have concerns about the diminished capacity of a loved one, you may be uncertain about what to do and where to begin. TuckerAllen can help with probate and trust administration.

When You’re Responsible for a Loved One’s Estate

Losing a loved one can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to handle all of the legal aspects. We’re here to offer as much help as you need. TuckerAllen can guide you through the process by showing you what to do, or by assuming many of the responsibilities for you. Your total cost will be determined by how much legal support you would like.

Concerned About a Loved One’s Diminished Capacity?

We are prepared to help families struggling with managing the incapacity of a family member. These issues can take families into the challenging world of guardianships and conservatorships, and we can provide guidance every step of the way. When a minor or adult has been legally determined to be incapacitated or disabled, the court appoints a guardian (responsible for care and custody) and a conservator (responsible for managing property – could be a person or a corporation, such as a bank or trust company). Often the same individual is appointed for both roles. TuckerAllen can arrange for a capacity assessment of your disabled family member and help you petition the court to be appointed as guardian and/or conservator.

Explore Your Options During a Free Initial Consultation

As a first step, let’s meet to discuss the situation in an initial consultation, which is free of charge. We’ll answer all of your questions and advise you about how to proceed. Once the consultation concludes, you can then decide whether or not you want to engage TuckerAllen to assist you with estate administration or probate. Keep in mind the fees will be paid from proceeds of the estate, not by you personally.

Should you need additional services, we also have extensive experience in the areas of guardianship and conservatorship.

Legal Fees

Probate and Trust Administration


Fees vary according to the scope of the estate.

Free Initial Consultation


Varies case-by-case.


Fees will be known at the end of the initial consultation.

Guardianship & Conservatorship


When a minor or adult has been legally determined to be incapacitated or disabled, the court appoints a guardian and a conservator. Often the same individual is appointed for both. TuckerAllen can arrange for a capacity assessment of the disabled individual and help you petition the court to be appointed as guardian and/or conservator.

Free Initial Consultation


Varies case-by-case.


Fees will be known at the end of the initial consultation.

Did You Know?

A will must be filed within one year after the death of your loved one. Filing after that deadline greatly complicates probate — and increases your costs. On the other hand, probate or trust administration cannot be initiated until you have your loved one’s death certificate, which typically takes one to three weeks.

Michelle W. from St. Louis, MO

Everyone at your firm was compassionate, caring, professional and efficient. Communication was clear and prompt. Honestly speaking, I would have never been able to get through my parents’ affairs without your help. I thank you so very much!

Michelle W.

St. Louis, MO

2017-06-13T10:14:26+00:00

Michelle W.

St. Louis, MO


O'Fallon, MO

2897 State Hwy K Suite 210
O'Fallon, MO 63368

(314) 384-6278

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Kirkwood

1001 S. Kirkwood Rd. Suite 130
Kirkwood, MO 63122

(314) 375-2306

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Fairview Heights

331 Salem Pl. Suite 210
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

(618) 579-1005

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Town & Country

12935 N. Outer 40 Rd. Suite 102
Town & Country, MO 63141

(314) 529-0835

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Edwardsville

239 N. Main St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 589-3825

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South St. Louis

6654 Chippewa St.
St Louis, MO 63109

(314) 644-3200

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