ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE
We provide a variety of estate planning services, aimed at avoiding probate, providing for a surviving spouse or heir, assuring that assets are ultimately distributed to the intended recipient, and charitable gifts. To accomplish these goals we use trusts, wills, powers of attorney, beneficiary designations, joint ownership and other estate planning tools.
Sometimes probate is unavoidable. We represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate administration of decedent’s estates. Our services include advising clients, preparing the necessary court documents, and handling probate litigation when necessary. We can also provide a streamlined probate process when the value of the estate, not including the decedent’s homestead, is less than $100,000.