Our firm’s Probate & Estate administration practice focuses on representing the estate in every step of the process from preparing and filing the petition to probate the will, obtaining letters of testamentary and/or letters of administration, identifying and distributing the assets of the estate, and closing the estate. We will prepare the necessary legal documents to insure that your assets pass to the heirs of your choice upon death including wills and trusts, living wills/advance health care directives and powers of attorney.
The creation of a Last Will and Testament is an important part of the estate planning process, as it is used to formally designate who you want to receive your estate after your death.
A trust ensures that assets are distributed in a predetermined manner without being subjected to probate.
Also known as an Advance Health Care Directive, a living will provides clear directions to a pre-determined agent of medical care in the event that you are unable to do so.
Probate is the legal process of settling remaining debts and taxes after death and then distributing the remaining property as the will indicates.