Deciding to plan for your family’s care and future after you are gone is one of the most important decisions one can make. Unfortunately many individuals avoid this crucial process due to the unpleasantness of dealing with ones own mortality. However, if done correctly, an individual has the opportunity to care for and protect the ones they care for the most by constructing a plan of how they wish to distribute their assets at the end of their life.
This can be done by consulting with the attorneys at our firm and actively participating in the process of drafting wills, living trusts, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, health care powers of attorney and other appropriate estate planning documents. If this process is done correctly it can save your estate from many unnecessary costs and expenses, and in some instances, avoid the probate process in its entirety. This in turn allows for your loved ones to receive the most of what one wishes to leave behind, a piece of mind. We can also setup guardianships and conservatorships for your loved ones if needed.
Once an individual has passed, we can assist you with the administration of the estate through the entire probate process, which includes, but is not limited to, probating the will, having letters testamentary granted, publishing the correct notices in the surrounding publications, and dealing with any creditor’s claims that may be filed against the estate. Other areas that are included in the probate process include will contests, adoptions, name changes, and certain real estate matters.
Please let us know if we can be of service to you.