Wills, Trusts, Estates & Guardianships
We make estate planning painless. We understand and appreciate today's complex family relationships and your concern for providing for nontraditional family and pets.
As your parents age, you will want to ensure they have their estate plan in order so you can assist them as needed.
- Community Property Agreement
- Estate Administration
- Health Care Directive
- Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney
- Small Estate Administration
- Special Needs Trust
- Tax Analysis
- Trust (revocable and irrevocable)
- Will Contests
Estates - Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to figure out how to handle his or her estate. We can ease the process by providing guidance throughout the probate or estate administration process.
“Probate” is the process of proving a Will is valid in court and carrying out the intent of the person who made the Will. When someone dies without a Will, the process is called Estate Administration. In both cases, the Court appoints a Personal Representative to represent the Estate’s interests and transfer the property of the person who has died to those inheriting the property. Going to Court (“going through probate”) is usually required unless the total value of the assets are less than $100,000 or when the deceased person’s assets have passed to those inheriting them by other means such as a trust or beneficiary designation.
Guardianships - Sometimes life catches us off guard. When a loved can no longer make decisions for him or herself, a guardian can be appointed to manage your loved one’s affairs. We can assist with identifying who the guardian should be and getting that person appointed.