Estate and Trust Administration
Administration of an estate can quickly get complicated and challenging. There are a multitude of issues that must be considered during estate administration. For instance, there may be taxation issues, including estate, gift and income tax issues that must be resolved. There may also be questions of administration of the decedent's interests in business entities and management and protection of assets such as real estate or the decedent may have been involved in lawsuits at the time of his death that must be resolved. There may be the need to evaluate and pursue claims on behalf of the estate for misconduct, misappropriation or breach of fiduciary duty by a former fiduciary of the estate.
Issues related to Conservatorships and Guardianships can be exceedingly tricky. These issues must be resolved effectively in order to meet the best interests of the incapacitated individual, and hiring an experienced attorney can help. For instance, the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator involves issues of capacity. These issues can be complicated to handle because an individual may have a capacity level that's legally acceptable for certain tasks, but not for others. Discerning the capacity level of an individual in a manner that allows the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator with least restrictive powers can be a challenge.
Special Needs, Long Term Care, and Estate Planning
There is a complex range of legal and practical questions that come into play when planning for the special needs of an individual, potential long term care concerns, or your estate in general. These matters require careful and precise strategizing by an attorney to ensure that your goals and future needs are addressed efficiently.
The area of probate litigation is fraught with challenges and complexities that often involve complex family dynamics and problems that can exacerbate these emotional situations. We are equipped with the skills and experience it takes to navigate these delicate matters and ensure that the client's objectives are met, all while taking into consideration the decedent's wishes or the protected person's best interests.