Our firm's primary focus is family security using our combined 35+ years of... more
Our firm's primary focus is family security using our combined 35+ years of experience and the tools of estate planning and defensive estate planning (asset protection) to accomplish our client's goals. I have represented as many as 3 generations in many of my clients' families doing legacy planning. Early in my law career I was involved in oil and gas law but when I had my children I switch... view profile
Our firm's motto is "Smart Families Plan Ahead." We strongly believe that a well... more
Our firm's motto is "Smart Families Plan Ahead." We strongly believe that a well thought plan which is implemented and maintained properly will create peace and calmness during life and make transitions through generations smooth and cost efficient. Attorney Julia Nickerson is a second generation estate planning attorney. Before starting her own law firm, Ms. Nickerson practiced law for ... 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.