The passing of a loved one is often an emotionally challenging time – and a legally confusing one.
We help your family through the grieving process by handling the business side of death, so you can focus on each other.
Post Death Services
Understanding Routine Estate Administration
Even with the most thorough and uncontested estate plan, there are a lot of loose ends to tie up when we die.
Managing the to-dos
Collecting and distributing the assets, paying debts and taxes, managing claims against the estate… there’s a lot to do when someone dies. You’re going to want someone who knows how to do it all correctly.
What you don’t know can hurt you
Did you know a will doesn’t cover everything? Your loved one may have trusts, pay-on-death financial accounts, investments or insurance policies with beneficiaries and other assets that lie outside the scope of a will. We’ll help you sort everything out and distribute it all according to your loved one’s wishes.
Potential for probate
If any dispute arises over the estate or administration of assets under the will, you may find yourself in probate court. This is where things can get really complicated, and you’ll want the expertise of a firm that knows every corner of the law.
A big part of our job is working with grieving families. We understand how emotional and painful this time can be. We also understand how important it is to make sure your loved one’s wishes are met, and that your family feels as comfortable as possible during the grieving period.
We communicate in plain English (or Spanish, if you prefer) about how the process works, helping you through the hard parts and setting the right expectations. Our goal? To help you understand the decisions your loved one has made.
Helping you with the hard parts
We take a compassionate approach in helping you make sure no stone is left unturned, ensuring your loved one’s wishes are met and their estate is handled in a respectful manner.
We’re the rare elder law firm that’s skilled at litigation – we don’t mind going to court on your behalf. If there’s a disagreement over the terms of the estate plan, will or trust, we’ll be there to step in and help keep the family peace.