At Griffin, Dawsey, DePaola and Jones, P.C., our estate law practice is extensive, encompassing estate planning, estate administration and probate and estate litigation. Our attorneys are ready to help clients and their families at any stage in the process.
Not only do we offer considerable knowledge and experience in this area of law, we are also sensitive and responsive to the needs of our clients and their families. While grieving and mourning the loss of a loved one, you shouldn't have to worry about the technical details of settling the decedent's estate. We strive to make any necessary legal work minimal and easy for you. And we are always ready to answer any questions you have about the process in order to put your mind at ease.
Estate Planning Transactions And Services
Estate planning is probably not something that you look forward to doing. But none of us know what the future holds. Therefore, it is important to have these documents in place well before they will likely be needed.
Our lawyers will help you create an estate plan that is thorough and legally sound while working to make the estate planning process as easy and as efficient as possible. Your estate plan may include:
- A will
- One or more trusts
- A living will
- Health care power of attorney
- Financial power of attorney
- Named guardians for your minor children (when applicable)
If you are ready to get started, give our office a call. You may be surprised how quick and easy it can be to plan your estate.
Probate And Estate Administration
The probate process can be lengthy, time-consuming, labor-intensive and complex. Seeking the help of an experienced attorney is a necessity. Our firm is ready to take on the responsibilities related to probate, leaving you free to focus on family and self care during this difficult time.
If you have been named as the personal representative or administrator to your loved one's estate, we will guide and advise you as you fulfill these important duties. Our firm offers free initial consultations in matters of estate administration, so call us to learn how we can help you.
Representation In Estate Litigation
Unfortunately, legal disputes sometimes get in the way of what should be a time for unity and healing. If you or a family member is pursuing a lawsuit related to the estate, our firm is ready to represent your interests. Examples of estate litigation include:
- Will contests
- Guardianship disputes
- Allegations of breach of fiduciary duties
- Issues with executors and administrators
The costs of litigation can quickly deplete the estate's assets, which is why we strive to resolve legal issues quickly and efficiently, whenever possible.