Introduction If you’ve recently lost a loved one or have aging parents, you might have thought or heard about probate court or the process of settling an estate. No one wants to think about the death of a loved one but being prepared for that inevitability can make the legal process of settling their estate
If you’re starting a business, a small business attorney can help you make sure you’re choosing the right business entity and getting the legal protection you need.
Introduction If you’re beginning the process of estate planning, you’ve probably run into a lot of unfamiliar terms and complicated descriptions. One of those might be the recommendation to create a living trust instead of simply writing a will. If you’re considering a living trust for your estate, you should also consider hiring a living
If you’re tasked with the care of a developmentally disabled adult, you’ll need certain legal protections to be able to make decisions for them. A limited conservatorship grants you the right to make decisions for another adult.
Introduction If you’ve been named trustee of a loved one’s trust, you’ll be tasked with trust administration after their death. What is trust administration? Trust administration is the process of settling the trust and then distributing the assets to the listed beneficiaries. Trust administration is a complicated legal process that must be followed precisely, which
Introduction Deciding to apply for a conservatorship is a big decision for a family. You’re deciding that one of your loved ones is no longer capable of caring for themselves. That might be because of age or an injury, but no matter the cause, it will be a difficult decision. On top of that decision,
Introduction A special needs trust can ensure that your family member with a physical or mental disability is well cared for, even after your death. A special needs trust attorney can help you to provide for your child everything they need. How Does a Special Needs Trust Work? A special needs trust is specifically designed
Find out what to expect if a conservatorship gets contested, why does it happen and how an attorney can help you.
Introduction Talking to your parents about their estate plan is a shift in traditional parent-child roles. Instead of taking care of you, you’re thinking about taking care of your parents and their needs. This change in roles can make both parties uncomfortable. This discomfort can cause emotional reactions and feelings of defensiveness. When you decide
If you think someone in your family needs the protection of a conservatorship or guardianship, it’s important to understand the distinctions between these two legal protections.