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Probate/Wills/Estate Planning

Probate is a legal process when the Court determines the validity of a will and appoints an executor/personal representative for the estate. The probate court will assess the validity of clams made against the estate by heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors. If your loved one died  (without a will) it is even more vital that you seek an experienced probate attorney. Additionally, the probate Court handles guardianships and conservatorships of people who are disable or otherwise unable to manage their affairs. The Law office of Karen L. Vervaecke offers experienced support to clients facing the probate process who are often undergoing an emotional and stressful time.

However, probating an estate usually doe not involve litigation.  It can still be complicated and  arduous, especially when the parties are still grieving. It is a difficult time for all concerned. Karen can help you with:

  • Probate administration
  • Distribution of assets
  • Identifying and locating beneficiaries
  • Paying off creditors
  • Probate litigation

It is always best to have an estate plan in place before it is needed. These include:

  • Living wills/Durable Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships