At Lasso & Lasso, we strive to provide you with peace of mind with compassionate and expert assistance in the fields of estate planning and probate. We recognize that executing such plans before and after the loss of a loved one can be difficult, so we aim to provide you with tailored guidance that addresses your unique concerns and specific needs.
There are a variety of legal tools and solutions that you can engage to assist you in delivering guidance and care for yourself or a loved one in preparation for death, disability or incapacity. The process of estate planning and probate involves individuals, assets and various forms of ownership and title that those assets may take. Estate planning may consist of creating Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives and the delegation of authority for decision making to whom you trust on your behalf. The right combination of documents will assure that your assets and wishes are executed according to your intentions with minimum stress. Our law firm can guide and provide you with the appropriate solution, whether it be drafting a Will or Trust, executing a Health Care Directive or simply planning your estate.
Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone’s death or incapacity. Probate typically involves proving that a Will is valid, identifying the deceased’s property and its value, paying outstanding balances and taxes and the distribution of the property per the Will or State law. This process also can occur while someone is alive but disabled or incapacitated. If you or your loved one is still alive but unable to make rational decisions, a Guardian or Conservator can be appointed to manage your affairs. The duties of a Guardian or Conservator include handling the personal and financial matters of the person who is incapacitated. A Guardian or Conservator can be designated in your Will and Estate Planning, or it can be appointed to you by the Court. In any of these instances, you can be assured that our experienced attorneys at Lasso & Lasso will take the time to listen and understand the situation and help you determine the best available options for you or your loved one.
When it’s time to plan or litigate, our experienced team of Probate and Estate lawyers will be here to represent your best interests and ensure that your estate is handled and executed correctly. Some of the services that our firm provides include:
- Probating Petitions and Supporting Documents
- Petitions for Appointment of Personal Representative
- Probate & Trust Administration, Inventories, Preparation of First & Final Accountings
- Removal of Executors & Trustees
- Theft, Mismanagement of Estate & Improper Withdrawal
- Petitioning of Wills to Probate
- Suits to Establish Beneficial Interest in an Estate
- Suits to Remove Personal Representative and other Estate, Fiduciaries
- Partition Actions