For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed practicing Elder Law and educating my clients... more
For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed practicing Elder Law and educating my clients on the options they have to control and improve their lives. My Elder Law Services include: Protecting Assets and Qualifying for State Paid Private Nursing Home Benefits Preparing Estate Plans (Wills, Trusts; Powers of Attorney) Navigating Probates Through the Court Procedures and Accounting... view profile
When you call an attorney you are concerned about something serious. I try to... more
When you call an attorney you are concerned about something serious. I try to respond promptly to all client calls and communications. I have 19 years of experience in the areas estate planning, conservatorships, probate and trust administration. I also work in the areas of social security disability and mediation. Since January of 2014, I have been publishing Elderupdates.com, a blog... view profile
In addition to providing a unique level of service to my clients, I am a dedicated... more
In addition to providing a unique level of service to my clients, I am a dedicated volunteer in my commmunity. I spend all my free time with my horses, hiking, gardening and enjoying time with family and friends.
Family is a top priority for me. I have been in practice with my husband since 1983,... more
Family is a top priority for me. I have been in practice with my husband since 1983, and three of our four children are attorneys in our office. My mother and my son-in-law also work with our office. . Our employees are also considered to be part of our family, and even some of their relatives work for us. Since family is so important to me, I want to help my estate planning clients ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.