Legal Services & Practice Areas
For all legal matters, Tom offers a free one-hour consultation.
Every person has an estate, no matter what particular assets they own. An estate does not require that you own any land or real property. An estate can be as small as the clothes on your back, or as large as you can imagine. Estate planning is the practice of deliberately coordinating and organizing your affairs so that your loved-ones can manage your estate in the event that you become incapacitated or deceased. Whether or not you need just a simple will, or a slew of more complex trusts, depends entirely on your situation and your goals.
Tom prepares many estate planning documents on a flat-fee basis, so you know exactly how much you can expect to spend on your documentation. Click here to find out more about the estate planning services that Tom offers.
Trust & Estate Administration
An effective estate plan can potentially avoid probate with the proper legal documents and diligent planning. One of the most common approaches to accomplish this is the use of a revocable living trust. If a loved-one has passed away, and you know that you will be responsible for administering a trust on their behalf, you might be wondering what you will have to do. The process can be complex, so if you need help, contact Tom.
After the free initial consultation, Tom charges his regular rate of $225 per hour for trust & estate administration services. Click here for the firm's contact information so that you can schedule your free initial consultation.
Probate is the official process by which a deceased person's estate is administered with court oversight (usually minimal), and it is required for most people who have died without a will and even many people who have died with a will.
If you are the personal representative (executor) of a person's estate, you have many responsibilities and many tasks to complete. In some cases, time is of the essence in order to protect the assets in the estate and to protect yourself from common pitfalls. Tom is happy to guide you through the probate process and to appear in court on your behalf. He will prepare all required documents and help you to respond to creditor claims.
After the free initial consultation, Tom charges his regular rate of $225 per hour for probate services. Click here for the firm's contact information so that you can schedule your free initial consultation.