Estate Planning and Probate

Having practiced in the probate courts for many years, I have often helped clients deal with the fallout when family members never got around to drafting their estate planning documents. What could have been a relatively painless legal process becomes costly and protracted. I have represented clients in probate court to start guardianship and conservatorship proceedings for a parent, because the parent put off their estate planning until they developed dementia and no longer had the capacity to sign powers of attorney. I have also represented many clients in legal disputes which arose after a person’s death because the decedent either never signed a will/trust or drafted an ambiguous or flawed document.

Topics frequently discussed at this stage of the process include:

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