My father passed away and unfortunately my step mom did not act the same way as she did while he was alive. My step mother did not notify his children over his passing until a week after he was buried, as well as, made it very difficult to resolve my fathers estate.The case was very difficult since my father's estate consist of past relatives wills that went through his estate into his children's estate. The emotions ran higher than usual due to our families heirlooms being removed from his property without notification or inventoried, and the fact the land had been in my family for almost 200 years before proper documents were kept.
I went through two lawyers before being blessed to have Mr. Patterson represent the executrix with closing the estate. Mr. Patterson was more knowledgeable and helped finish what two other lawyers were incompetent to do. He was able to get updated quickly with the case with short notice. He was educated over how the land divided through different relatives (with the same first name), as well as, which parcels of land was in my father's estate and which ones were automatically his children's.
Mr. Patterson is excellent at law, but also he's well knowledgeable over many other avenues that help with understanding your case. When closing my father's estate he was able to negotiate with hostile family members, UCC forms, variety of lawyers, real estate brokers, accountants, clearing titles, court employees, appraisers, tenants not paying, power of attorney forms, trust with deceased family members, land surveyors, etc.
I had a very unusual case that many lawyers refused to take since it was very difficult to win and to understand. My father did not update his will in over 25 years and due to laws changing, caused a lot of problems and heartache. It was very difficult to deal with all the families' emotions and how the laws would apply to resolve, but he did with integrity, honesty and efficiency. I also faced many different laws such as: law of perpetuity, old wills and titles without proper metes and bounds, omitted spouse law, cloudy titles, a property that's landlocked with no accessible road, and many other issues that have arisen over resolving this estate. What two lawyers were unable to do for two years was easily understood and handled by Mr. Patterson efficiently within one week prior going to court.
Since settling the estate, I have had Mr. Patterson not far from reach over any other legal issue I have had in the last few years. My aunt is a grandmother, wanting to obtain rights to her grandchildren since she has been an active role model in their lives, even before her daughter passed away. He has given excellent advice and suggested a few resolutions. I also recommended a family member to have him advise her over her will and he helped and went up and above with additional legal advice and research. Now he is helping me research a business endeavor to see if it is profitable and the federal laws I will need to comply with.
I have dealt with many types of lawyers and Mr. Patterson is above most of the attorneys I have worked with or been advised by. I always joke he is "my Perry Mason" because he is very warm, sincere, and does not price gauge. He truly offers you legal advice to help you. He does not charge you by the second/minute when you are speaking with him and never takes advantage of you to just get the mighty dollar. I would recommend Mr. Patterson for any of your legal needs.