Planning for your family in the event of your death or incapacity can provide financial and emotional peace of mind to you and ease the stress placed on your family in trying times. Proper planning can also reduce the taxes that your estate has to pay upon your death. Sara can assist you in the formation of an initial Estate Plan or in modifying your Plan as your family’s needs and situation change by preparing documents such as Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives and Guardianship Documents. In the event of your death, Sara can guide your family in settling your estate according to your wishes.
Probate & Estate Administration Services
Probate is the legal process through which a person’s estate is settled after their death. It includes validating the will, inventorying the deceased’s assets and appraising assets, paying debts and taxes, and finally making sure the remaining assets according to the decedent’s Will or as dictated by state law if the decedent did not have a Will in place. Estate Administration is the legal process through which a person’s estate is administered if they had a Trust based estate plan in place at the time for their death. Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult and Sara strives to guide you through the probate or administration process as efficiently and compassionately as possible to ensure that both your loved ones wishes are honored and the relevant legal requirements are met.