FIRM OVERVIEW

Our office offers assistance to both residents and non-residents serving as a personal representative in a decedent’s estate in the District of Columbia estate. With the help of cutting edge technology we are able to operate virtually for the benefit of our clients; meetings for consultations are by phone or on video calls. Documents required for probate can be signed electronically, making the process easy for personal representatives.

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If the decedent lived in the District of Columbia, you may need to file probate proceedings in for real property, bank account, or other portions of the deceased's estate. We can determine the required steps for probate of the estate.

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 As an efficient and results-driven law firm, we assist with the transfer ownership of the real property, bank accounts, and other holdings in order to give you the access you need as quickly as possible.

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If someone is contesting your loved one's wishes, we will fight for your interests. The loss of a loved one is difficult, with our assistance, the job of the personal representative is made easy.  Helping you to navigate making calls, selling properties, and gaining access to bank accounts and assets.

ESTATE PLANNING

You may already have created a Last Will and Testament naming the heirs who will receive your possessions and manage your affairs after you pass away. While your Will is a vital part of your estate plan, it is not the only document you will need to protect your health and financial future. As an experienced estate planning law firm, our role is to identify any blind spots in your estate plan and create customized solutions, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind. We can simplify complicated estate planning matters such as:

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Many people worry about how their property will be passed down to their beneficiaries after their passing. We draft your documents to make sure that your spouse, children, friends, and other loved ones inherit your property according to your wishes, preventing future disputes that could result in costly legal action.

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Courts appoint guardians, or conservators, to protect the interests of elderly or incapacitated individuals. Because the creation of a guardianship may deprive an individual of some personal rights, certain steps must be taken before a guardian is appointed

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Your wealth and property may have to go through probate after you pass away, a drawn-out court process to settle any debts against you before passing the rest of the estate on to your heirs. We can determine whether some or all of your assets could be held in trust or otherwise avoid probate, passing directly to your next of kin without delay or financial losses.

PROTECTION FOR ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE

In our experience, it is not enough to have clients simply sign a few boilerplate documents and send them on their way. That is why we begin every case with an in-depth phone or video call to get to know you. We will discuss a little about your personal and financial situation, but we mostly encourage you to share with us while we just listen. We ask questions that get to the center of why you are trying to protect yourself or a loved one in the first place. We spend time with you because we believe that learning about who you are and what you want is the best way to create a plan that serves you and your family for years to come.

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Our wills and trusts attorneys pride themselves on taking the time to learn the goals and objectives of our clients.

We help the elderly, their relatives, and caregivers understand the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, and the eligibility requirements for each.

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We aid clients in choosing a nursing home that is right for them while also reviewing any legal documents they must sign.

Family members who want to supplement the income an individual receives from Medicaid can talk to us about setting up a supplemental needs trust.

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Your estate plan does not just contain important provisions for your loved ones but also directs family members on your future care. Documents such as a Living Will and Designation of Health Care Surrogate can give you control over your end-of-life medical care and appoint a trusted person to make health care decisions on your behalf. We will also make a plan that will allow you to pay for long-term care if you are incapacitated without the need to sell your home or drain your life savings.