Estate Planning and Administration
Another frequent area of need for legal representation is in the drafting of wills and trusts and the planning of one’s financial affairs, including providing for a legal guardian for children in the event of death of a parent. In addition, we are able to assist the survivors of a deceased family member charged with the responsibility of probating a will or administering an estate.
When probating or administering estates upon a loved one’s death, our clients find we possess the knowledge and understanding to efficiently and promptly provide direction and legal advice as the needs of each individual estate requires. While the required paperwork associated with probating an estate is addressed with every estate our firm handles, we are also prepared to address the specific nuances of each individual case as it arises. Whether the estate is completed through the preparation of a formal First and Final Account, a Family Settlement Agreement, a Petition for Settlement of a Small Estate, or the resolution of an insolvent estate through other means, our years of representing of executors and administrators in estates and our constant and continuing legal training allows us to represent the estate representatives to the best interests of the personal representative and the heirs of the estate.
All adults from 18 years old and up should have estate planning documents in place to protect them and their estate.
Nursing Home/Medicaid Planning
We personally help guide each client through the morass of “red tape” and paperwork associated with nursing home admissions, or securing the multitude of government benefits to which a client may be entitled based upon the client’s particular circumstances. Where necessary, we can assist in establishing a guardian for an incapacitated or disabled person, who may be unable to execute appropriate documentation to protect their own interest. We will communicate with the government representatives, as well as nursing home employees to secure all appropriate benefits for our client.
In-Home Care Planning