Personal planning attorney, focusing on wills, trusts, estate planning, medicaid... more
Personal planning attorney, focusing on wills, trusts, estate planning, medicaid planning, estate administration, probate, guardianship, special needs planning, estate litigation, elder law, and long term care planning. I value client relationships and will work with you to develop a customized solution to fit your needs.
I focus my legal practice on the areas of Estate Planning (including tax planning... more
I focus my legal practice on the areas of Estate Planning (including tax planning for US Citizens and Foreign Nationals), Probate and Estate Administration, and Elder Law (which encompasses Guardianship, Community and Nursing Home Medicaid Planning and Eligibility, and Special Needs Planning). The Elder Law component of my practice arose from a very personal experience, when a lonely elderl... 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.