Proper estate planning aims to avoid conflicts between family members, loved ones, potential beneficiaries and others should an individual pass away. Facing the probate and estate administration process is never easy. During this difficult time, disputes between family members, beneficiaries and potential creditors of an estate can disrupt the administration process.

A Trial Lawyer Who Understands Family Dynamics

At the law office of Ketlinski Law Office, PLLC, in Meridian, Idaho, I represent individuals, fiduciaries, executors and others who need to protect their rights in probate litigation. I have extensive trial experience in a broad range of legal disputes and strive to resolve estate administration and probate disputes as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. I understand that navigating complex family dynamics is often associated with contesting a will. I have extensive experience preparing and presenting evidence in a trial setting. My background and trial experience are clear strengths for clients in resolving probate and estate disputes.

Common sources of conflict during the administration of an estate include:

  • Will contests
  • Evidence of undue influence, duress or coercion
  • Concerns over how assets have been handled in the probate process
  • Ambiguities or conflicting messages in estate planning documentation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

If you have concerns over your inheritance or beneficiary rights, you may have a valid claim to contest a will. You need a skilled attorney in your corner who is willing to do the hard work to protect your best interests. My goal is to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for safeguarding the rights of my clients.


Losing a loved one is always difficult. During this time of grief, it can be overwhelming for families to take care of the legal burdens of settling the affairs of their close relative or friend. Few people have experience with probate and estate administration. The technical requirements of wrapping up the affairs of a loved one can seem daunting. Many executors or personal representatives have never had experience with the legal system or courts and find the process impersonal. At the law office of Ketlinski Law Office, PLLC, in Meridian, Idaho, I can help you navigate the process from start to finish.

Work One-On One With A Thorough Lawyer

During this emotional and difficult time, working with an approachable lawyer can help ensure that the process will run smoothly. Whether your loved one has a complicated estate plan in place, a straightforward will or passed away without any advance planning, I will take the legal burdens of managing the administration of the estate off of your shoulders. As a highly experienced trial attorney, I can provide you with full-service probate representation should litigation arise during the administration process.

I am knowledgable in the informal and formal probate mechanisms provided under Idaho law. I work closely with each client at every stage of the process. I can help you:

  • Determine the appropriate informal or formal probate process for the individual estate
  • Prepare the documents necessary to formally appoint the executor
  • Gather, value and account for the assets of the estate
  • Address potential claims against the estate
  • Properly distribute assets of the estate