Elder law attorneys use a holistic approach to handle the legal needs of older adults and their families. Our work can include general estate planning and administration, planning for long term care or incapacity, protection against elder abuse, and navigating the complex world of probate. Additionally we can assist you with trust planning and administration, preparation of wills, and guardianship. Our central focus is always to ensure that the client is protected and is able to maintain the maximum degree of autonomy and independence, while achieving the highest possible quality of life.
Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets. If there is a will, the property goes to the named beneficiaries. If the decedent left no will, assets are distributed according to state laws of intestate succession.