When people are not able to make their own good, responsible medical, personal and... more
When people are not able to make their own good, responsible medical, personal and financial decisions, (most often because they have a disability, disease such as dementia or have been incapacitated in an accident), I help by getting a substitute decision maker appointed, or developing a less restrictive strategy that will make sure they are safe and protected. I was born and raised in Min... view profile
Law firm specializing in helping families navigate the legal aspects of their lives.... more
Law firm specializing in helping families navigate the legal aspects of their lives. I am uniquely qualified to handle the complex legal issues facing non-traditional families. Whether protecting your assets from a break-up, incapacity or death, I can assist you in making sure that you have the final say in who gets your property. My law firm also has a virtual component so that I can... view profile
Rachel received her law degree fromGeorgetown University Law Center . At Georgetown,... more
Rachel received her law degree fromGeorgetown University Law Center . At Georgetown, Rachel worked as a law tutor for first-year law students and volunteered for a Congressman on Capitol Hill. Rachel also represented domestic violence victims in Washington, D.C. Rachel has worked in both large and small law firms, representing a variety of individual and business clients. Rachel focuses on ... 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.