Probate law includes not only litigation related to the death of a family member and the handling (or contesting) of his or her will but also the creation of a will, setting up a trust, seeking a power of attorney or guardianship over an elderly relative who is unable to care for him or herself and more. In short, anyone who wants to plan for his or her eventual death or is looking for legal options related to the care of a relative who can no longer fully care for him or herself will need a probate attorney.
At Carvajal Smithwick Garcia, LLP, we have a track record for dealing with probate cases in a timely, effective manner. If you need to draw up a will, we are happy to go over your assets and liabilities, make recommendations as to the best way to distribute your assets and help you set up a trust for those you care about. If you are concerned about how a deceased individual’s will was created or modified at the last minute, you can come to us for help and we will bring your case to court on your behalf to ensure that the will was indeed written without coercion of any kind. If an elderly parent is making odd purchases and/or does not seem to have good control over his or her state of being and/or financial assets, seeking guardianship or at least obtaining a power of attorney will ensure that your elderly loved one is protected from further harm and receives the care that he or she needs and deserves.
Most of our work in this field involves drawing up legal documents and ensuring that these documents are mistake free and cover all possible scenarios and situations. However, as was noted above, we do take cases to court when warranted. If you have a probate case and are unsure of what to do or who to turn to for legal help and advice, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. We can point you in the right direction and, if you hire us, ensue that the legal issue in question is handled in the best manner possible.