Probate Estate Administration
Probate involves the administration of the estate of a loved one who has passed on. This is a complicated and lengthy process. There is also several other manners in which you can transfer assets when a love one passes on. Some of these procedures are summary in nature and provide an expedited process to transfer the assets of a deceased person. Some of these procedures are afforded to a surviving spouse or where the assets of the estate are under a certain value.
A probate conservatorship is a court proceeding where the Court appoints someone, the conservator, to care for another adult who cannot care for him/herself or his/her finances, the conservatee. Conservatorships are common where someone is suffering from physical or other mental health conditions that prevent them from taking care of themselves.
Trust Administration and Litigation
Acting as the Trustee of a trust is very complicated, and a great deal of obligation is on the trustee to property administer the trust. It’s common for trustees to have disputes with the ultimate beneficiaries or mismanage trust assets. We offer services to trustees of trust and litigation regarding trust administration.
Estate planning is the process one goes through to make arrangements should they become incapacitated or pass away. This process involves drafting various legal documents, such as a Will or a Trust, so that someone can specific their final wishes and control over their assets to be left to their beneficiaries. It is common for someone to use a Trust to avoid the court supervised process and costs to transfer your assets once your gone. A Trust may not always be necessary. Contact our office to help you decide what estate you will need.