To legally distribute a deceased person’s estate, it will most likely need to go through the probate process first. The court has a set of guidelines enforced to probate a will, and the personal representative (executor) named in the will must go through the necessary steps to carry out his or her responsibilities. Local probate attorneys are available to help executors in this elaborate and essential procedure.
Death. Failing health. Incapacity. When the inevitable comes, it would be a comfort to know that you made adequate arrangements to help secure your loved one’s future. A local estate planning attorney is an excellent resource for devising a sound plan.
Attorney Doug Newborn is one of the top personal injury lawyers in the state. He knows the ins and outs of handling different types of injury cases. He will tirelessly fight until you get a well-deserved settlement.
Each case involves different sets of complexities. And different parties involved in a case have different goals. If police reports, insurance companies’ accounts, or witnesses’ statements don’t align with what transpired in the incident, Doug Newborn Law Firm, PLLC will work diligently to investigate and obtain a favorable settlement for you.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
The court appoints a guardian to make health-related and lifestyle choices for someone known by law as an “incapacitated person” (also known as the “ward”). Depending on the ward’s financial condition, the court may also appoint a conservator to make financial decisions of someone known by law as a “protected person” (also a “ward”). Another factor to consider is the mental health of the incapacitated or protected person, because if the ward is violent or does not follow instructions and is a potential flight risk, you as the Guardian may need the authority to place the ward in a psychiatric hospital and the court will need to add that duty to the appointed guardian’s responsibilities.