Practice Areas > Probate & Estate Planning
Upon death a person's estate may be subject to probate proceedings. We seek to provide individualized representation to family members through the probate process.
A financial power of attorney can avoid the need for a court supervised guardianship if a person becomes disabled or mentally incompetent.
Inappropriate gifts or transfers of money can result in disqualification from Medicaid benefits for nursing home care. With proper Medicaid planning, you can avoid legal pitfalls while preserving assets for your loved ones.
Trusts can be created for probate and tax avoidance. Trusts can be established to ensure your children are taken care of in the case of the untimely death of parents. Some trusts are designed to provide for care of a disabled person.
A living will along with a health care power of attorney ("HCPOA") ensures your wishes regarding medical treatment are carried out if you cannot make the decisions yourself.
A will can ensure an individual's assets pass to beneficiaries of choice. A will can also designate guardians for minor children and appoint a personal representative to handle the estate. A will may also reduce certain probate related fees.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
LIVING WILL/HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY ("HCPOA")
MEDICAID AND NURSING HOME CARE
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