Wills & Estate Administration
The lawyers of Finger & Finger maintain an active practice in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Specifically, we regularly assist clients with estate probates and administrations. As experienced lawyers we can help you through these processes in often difficult times. We assist clients navigate the many difficult and intricate aspects of this practice area.
Wills, Estate Planning, and Related Documents:
The lawyers of Finger & Finger frequently assist clients in making sure that their estates are planned according to their wishes. This includes drafting of Wills, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Power of Attorney Forms where and when necessary and appropriate. Regardless of your age, it is important to protect your assets and have your wishes expressed and ultimately abided by.
Protecting your family and loved ones is of the utmost importance both now and the future. Wills and estate planning help insure that they will be protected and provided for even after your death. With proper wills and estate planning you can rest assured that after your death your wishes regarding your assets will be adhered to and distributed according to your desires. Because we never know when death will occur, both individuals and families alike should estate plan early and make sure that their children and loved ones are taken care of in the future.
Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Power of Attorney Forms
These forms help ensure that you are cared for and that your wishes and preferences regarding your care and known and respected in the event that you are not able to care for yourself or make decisions for yourself. It is important to know the differences of each of these different types of documents and which are right and necessary for you. We are happy to discuss the many issues surrounding this area and these forms so that you can make the right decisions as to what you want and need. We are here to help our clients properly plan ahead and guide them through this process.
Estate, Probate and Administration:
The Lawyers of Finger & Finger, assist clients with process of helping set up the estate of a person that has passed away, whether a loved one or certain other circumstances. We are sensitive to how complicated, difficult, and emotional these situations are and we work towards making the process of probating or administering a relative, family member, or loved one’s estate as easy and painless as possible.
Our work includes the following:
• Review wills
• Filing petitions for probate and administration
• Prepare and file related affidavits
• Manage searches of heirs and other interested parties
• Obtain death certificates
• Obtain and serve Court citations
• Obtain letters testamentary / letters of administration from Surrogate’s Court
• Prepare inventory of assets
• Assist with distribution of assets
Whether it is probating a will or administering an estate where there is no will, we will do our best to make sure to assist you in any way possible throughout the entire process of going to Court to get the administration legally set up and having the assets distributed.
We encourage our clients to plan ahead and to trust an experienced lawyer to provide guidance and effectively assist you through the estate planning process and estate probate/administration process.