Estate Planning

 

Planning for the worst isn't easy. But it is extremely important. I can give you the peace of mind in knowing that whatever happens, those you care about will be taken care of and won't have to deal with any unnecessary legal problems. If you want a lawyer who will make a stressful time worry-free, you've come to the right place.

Wills

The hardest part about making a will is actually starting the process. Sitting down and planning for your passing makes you think about your passing. But having a plan in place isn't necessarily for you, but for those important people around you. You want to make sure that they're taken care of, and that those in your life who need the most will get it. Who will be responsible for raising your kids if you're gone tomorrow? If you don't plan now, you don't get to make that decision.

Trusts

You want to leave money or property for your grandchildren, but they're toddlers. Or you want your friends to avoid inheritance taxes. Trusts can be simple or complicated, modifiable or set in stone. Trusts are also not ideal for everyone, and someone offering to establish a trust for you before you explain your circumstances does not have your best interests in mind. I can let you know whether it would be right for you, and then we can decide how you want to set it up, not the other way around.

Guardianships

Bad things happen. Sometimes people end up unable to care for themselves. And it's not always the elderly. Whether it's dementia or an accident, you want to make sure your loved ones are receiving the proper care they need. Without something in place, it's necessary to petition the court for a guardianship. There are guardianships over the person for medical decisions, and over the estate to handle that person's finances. I can help get you into court immediately if the need arises so that you are there to ensure the person who matters to you is getting the help they need and deserve.

Probate

The loss of loved ones is hard enough. Settling their estate is not the first thing you want to do while you're dealing with that loss. I can help you open their estate, pay their bills, transfer their assets, and satisfy the state that all necessary taxes have been paid. I can remove the additional, unnecessary stress from your life and make the legal side of the process as quick and easy as possible.

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