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ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE

PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

We routinely work with executors and personal representatives throughout the probate process and handle all phases of probate and estate administration, including:

  • Validating wills with probate courts

  • Filing all required notices

  • Inventorying and appraising estate assets

  • Paying outstanding debts and disputing creditor claims

  • Preparing, filing, and paying estate taxes, if applicable

  • Distributing estate assets

  • Closing the estate

 

ESTATE PLANNING

No one likes to think about death, dying or disability.  But, everyone should if they want to ensure their loved ones’ well-being by protecting and directing what will happen to their assets when the worst happens. Regardless of a person’s wealth or family situation, everyone needs an estate plan. We routinely include three key documents in an estate plan:

 

  • Durable Power of Attorney. A Durable Power of Attorney designates an individual, other than yourself, to make financial decisions on your behalf when you are incapable of doing so, either temporarily or permanently.

 

  • Advance Directive for Healthcare or Healthcare Proxy. An Advance Directive for Healthcare or a Healthcare Proxy allows you to select an individual to make decisions about the medical care you should receive if you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated.

 

  • Last Will and Testament. A Last Will and Testament establishes how your assets will be transferred at the end of life, allows you to select guardians to care for your minor children, and names an executor or personal representative, who is tasked with carrying out your instructions.

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