Helping Families With Probate And Wills
It is hard enough losing a loved one. Things can be even harder when a loved one’s estate has to pass through the probate process. At Cansino Blanchette Law Firm, our attorneys help people across northeast Georgia with the probate and estate administration process. We also help people with estate planning, helping families potentially avoid probate in the future.
Estate Administration Guidance
When a person passes away without a will in place, his or her estate will have to pass through probate. Even if some estate planning documents are in place, probate may still be necessary, depending on the situation. Probate is simply the legal process where the assets of an estate are administered to heirs and beneficiaries, and where any outstanding debts or estate taxes are legally settled.
The probate process can be confusing. The executor, or person responsible for administering the estate, must ensure everything is carried out according to the law, and owes the heirs and/or beneficiaries a fiduciary duty. This can feel overwhelming, especially when you are grieving. Our lawyers can help guide you along, one step at a time, enabling us to worry about the legal issues so you can focus on your healing process.
Helping You Plan For Your Family’s Future
A will is the foundation of any estate plan. A properly drafted will allows you to name your beneficiaries and can help avoid the more complicated aspects of the probate process. Because everyone’s situation is unique, it is important that your will and any other estate planning documents are tailored to fit your needs. Our attorneys can help identify your goals and explore your estate planning options, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have taken an active role in planning for your family’s future.
Contact Us For Knowledgeable Legal Counsel
We are here to help meet the needs of you and your family. To schedule an initial consultation, call our law offices in Cartersville at 404-947-6122. You may also contact us online, and we will respond to your message promptly.