I have a special place for elders in my heart and find great honor in helping others when they need my legal expertise in this area. Some of the ways in which I help include:
Probate involves appointing a representative who will be responsible for ensuring the assets of someone who has passed are distributed to the appropriate parties. This can involve assets outlined in a will and appropriately paying the decedent’s debts. Not everything the person who passed owns may be subject to the probate process. Hiring an experienced attorney can help figure that out as well as see to it that the will was accurately executed without manipulation.
A trust refers specifically to those items (cash, life insurance, property, etc) that are provided to a trustee to hold or manage for the benefit of someone else. A trust may have been created to hold the assets of someone who has since passed. Administering that trust requires direction and guidance, which I can provide.
When you want to see to it that an elder who is not capable of managing his or her own affairs is being properly cared for, you may opt to have a guardian appointed by the court for that person’s protection. If this a route you're interested in taking, schedule a consultation with me today.
It's never too soon to get your affairs in order. When you're ready to make plans, I'm here to help you come up with a solid plan.
Make sure your family assets are preserved and discover what's needed to take advantage of the Medicaid benefits available to you.
For more resources, visit eldercarematters.com.