Areas Of Practice
A Will can protect your assets and helps minimize the chances of a contest over your estate. If you die without one, your estate may not be distributed as you would choose. Use a Will to:
Provide for your family
Specify whom you would like to receive your property
State your funeral and burial instructions
Create a trust for minor children
Disinherit a person(s)
Name a guardian for minor children
Probate is the process of distributing the assets of someone after their death. It can involve presenting a will to a court for the appointment of a representative, called an executor, to begin the distribution of assets after death, or, when a person dies without a will it involves the court appointing an administrator, who will manage the estate, and determining who the legal heirs of the estate are.
When an adult is incapacitated and cannot care for themselves or their finances, whether because of illness or injury, it may be necessary to have a court appoint someone to make decisions for that person and/or to handle their financial affairs. The same is true for a child under the age of 18 whose parents are no longer around to care for them. In these cases, legal guardianship of the person and/or the estate may be necessary.
Estates consist of real and personal property, which the deceased owns at the time of death. Real property can include land, oil, gas, and other mineral interests. Personal property can include objects of value that are anything other than real property, such as bank accounts, cash monies, personal effects, household furnishings, motor vehicles, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies, or government, retirement, or employee benefits. Estate planning, then, is the planned distribution of an estate and is something everyone should consider to strengthen and ensure the financial security of their families.
We know that family law cases can be sensitive; we treat all of our clients with respect and honesty. Our clients receive competent, practical, and ethical representation for divorces, child support, and adoption. When you decide on an attorney, they should care about your needs.
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