Too few us prepare for the orderly transfer of our assets to our loved ones at our death. If you desire an orderly transfer of assets, minimization of estate taxes and probate fees, and to generally ensure that your desires regarding your possessions are carried out, then planning is a must.
In consultation with you, we will assess your situation taking into consideration your specific desires and family dynamic and prepare an estate plan that it tailored to your family. Documents we prepare to accomplish your goals routinely include wills, living trusts, general powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills, and community property agreements.
Additionally, if you have suffered the death of a loved one, probate may be a necessary process to identify all of a decedent's assets, settle outstanding debts, and properly distribute property to the intended recipients. We can assist you in this, including issuance of letters testamentary, giving notice to creditors, payment of debts, and final distribution to heirs. Our firm assists in every stage of the process to ensure that it proceeds as efficiently as possible, sparing our clients considerable time, expense and energy following the death of a loved one. Lastly, disputes over estates are not uncommon. If you find yourself embroiled in a fight over assets, then it is important to have a good attorney in your corner to protect your rights and to ensure that the wishes of the decedent are carried out.