Posted by a Probate client
While Mr. West did not handle settlement of my late husband's estate, he was consulted and retained to assist resolving distribution of assets where an ex-spouse was beneficiary on an IRA account . The former spouse had, as part of a divorce settlement decree, relinquished all rights to any assets and this agreement was in writing.
Even with this documentation, the financial institution would not distribute the assets to the estate without a release from the former spouse or a court order directing them to do so. The court ruled on two occasions that this was a family court matter and not a probate/orphan's court matter and thus not in their jurisdiction. As a result a court order was not an option.
Mr. West located and communicated with the former spouse out of state, obtained a disclaimer form and did so with professionalism, compassion, and expertise. He has surrounded himself with an exemplary staff and was extremely responsive to questions, concerns, emails, phone calls and rep
Posted by a Car Accident client
We have used on 2 separate occasions for motor vehicle accidents; He is a wonderful and competent attorney. He is very professional, handling every detail with care. He is always there to answer all questions and concerns. We were so happy with him after our first experience, that when we unfortunately had a 2nd reason to need an attorney, we called him without hesitation. We especially appreciate his ability to translate the "legal speak" into a language that we can understand. We have suggested his services to anyone we speak to!