When a person becomes disabled or dies, their estate needs to be collected, managed, and when appropriate, distributed. At Generation Law our will and trust attorneys will guide you through these complex processes in a compassionate way that protects your most important family values.
Disabled Person’s Estate
If a loved one becomes disabled, usually a family member will be entrusted to manage their estate. This responsibility is not only crucial to the well-being of the disabled loved one, but also to family harmony. If any of these issues arise, you can rest assured that we’ll help guide you through them.
- Guardianship- If there are no valid powers of attorney, we can help you petition the courts to appoint a guardian for a disabled loved one in order to care for their estate. If the court appoints you as the guardian, under its supervision you would have the final say in what happens.
- Trust Administration- If you are appointed a trustee, we’ll help you correctly interpret the trust rules and regulations, as well as manage payment of medical bills and other debts.
When a loved one dies, their estate needs to be collected and distributed according to their directions. We understand that this can be legally challenging and emotionally draining for your family. That’s why we will help you navigate through the process step by step to avoid confusion and protect you against potential legal pitfalls.
- Probate- This is the process in which the will of a deceased person is validated so the assets of the estate can be distributed according to the decedent’s wishes. It is also the process for persons without a will so that the estate can be distributed as the law dictates. If you find yourself Executor of an estate, with or without a will, our guiding hand can advise you as to how and when to distribute assets and how to pay only proper estate debts.
- Estate Administration- Estate administration of the deceased involves gathering the assets of the estate, paying the decedent’s debts, and distributing the assets that remain. Most of the time this is done without court involvement and if there are no conflicts, it can be done quickly and efficiently. We will help you carry out this duty efficiently and effectively to avoid common probate and trust issues.
- Trust Litigation- If there is a disagreement over the terms of a trust, or if the trustee is not administering a trust correctly, you may need to go to court to resolve the issues. It’s important for you to protect your rights and defend what is yours. You can count on us to be a trusted guide every step of the way.