A conservatorship is a legal right given to a person to be responsible for the assets and finances of a person deemed fully or partially incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself.
If you think you may be charged with a crime or have been charged with a crime, what actions you take next could have a great impact on how your case will be resolved. It’s important to have an experienced criminal lawyer to guide you through the process to ensure that your rights are protected.
The point of a trust is to give you more control over your estate. By establishing a revocable living trust, irrevocable trust, or a variation, we’ll safeguard your intentions and property so they go exactly where you want after your death.
A guardianship is a legal right given to a person to be responsible for the food, healthcare, housing and other necessities of a person who has been deemed fully or partially incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself.
Your last will and testament empowers a personal representative who will “execute” your estate. This person settles your debts and follows your instructions to distribute your property to your named beneficiaries.
Probate is the court-supervised administration of a decedent’s estate. The process can be anything but simple, depending on the size and nature of the assets to be administered, the number of parties involved, how well those parties get along, and many other issues that may arise. If you have suffered the loss of a family member and are faced with the prospect of dealing with the probate system, you do not have to go through it alone.
When a person dies, his or her estate must go through probate, which is a process overseen by a probate court and probate judge. If the decedent leaves a Will directing how his or her property should be distributed after death, the probate court must determine if it should be admitted to probate and given legal effect. If the decedent dies “intestate”, meaning without a Will, a court appoints a Personal Representative to distribute the decedent’s property according to the laws of the state.
Special needs planning involves much more than special needs trusts. In fact, sometimes a special needs trust is not part of the plan. Special needs planning is needed when planning for an individual under the age of 65 who has a disability.
The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event, filled with sadness, stress and anxiety about the future. To make matters worse, it is also a time when critically important financial and legal decisions must be made. At Dyer Bregman & Ferris, PLLC, we understand the powerful emotions families experience during a time of loss, and will use our years of experience as estate administration attorneys to make the process go as smoothly as possible.