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Estate issues are an intimate, family matter. We want you to know and trust us, so you can be confident that we are working on your behalf. Our experience in this field has taught us that our work is about relationships; therefore, relationship-building is the hallmark of our approach. We work with you based on your particular situation and your particular needs. From the beginning process of setting up your estate planning to administration and even representation, at Family Roots Law we understand how important it is for families to feel secure. Our commitment is to you and your loved ones throughout the entire process.Let's Talk
Family Roots Law Firm is a leading firm of probate services. Our team specializes in handling estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, small estate affidavit, estate litigation, beneficiary representation, and conservatorship/ guardianship matters. Our team of experts holds years of experience working on complex probate issues. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service possible. We are committed to providing our clients with professional legal counsel that is tailored to each family's individual needs and guide them through those difficult times.
Estate planning provides you with peace of mind knowing that the people you care about most will be taken care of when something happens.
If a loved one has just passed with or without a will and their assets exceed $166,250, probate proceedings must begin to transfer assets.
If a loved one has just passed with a trust, we can guide you to ensure all assets are transferred privately and discreetly to the beneficiaries.
Estate litigation involves resolving disputes among family members and beneficiaries who may have an interest in the estate.
For those with assets under $162,500, an estate may qualify for the Small Estate Affidavit.
We believe in building relationships with our clients, so we always make sure they understand every step of the process and know exactly what is going on during their case proceedings.
The team at our firm strives to provide quality services that meet the needs of each client’s individual situation. Our team works hard to ensure that each case is thoroughly analyzed and handled properly. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive advice and representation no matter how difficult or complex the legal issue may be.
Attorney Mindy knocked it out of the park. She knew exactly how to handle a much needed emergency court approval (right to sell property) for my clients. I've been in the Real Estate and loan profession for over 20 years. She's a hands on professional attorney, that's knowledgeable, caring and extremely efficient. My last Trust attorney retired, I was worried I wouldn't find anyone to take his place. She has definitely proven herself to be invaluable to my team.
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Trust administration is the process of managing and carrying out the duties of a trust, for which a successor trustee ( the person who takes over the management of a living trust when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated) has been appointed due to incapacity or death. As the successor trustee, their duties include notifying all beneficiaries and potential heirs, marshaling assets, monitoring cash flow, making distributions to beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the trust agreement, and filing necessary tax returns.
The most effective way of avoiding probate is to establish a living trust, whereby the settlor transfers their assets into a trust during their lifetime. This allows for the decedent’s assets to be passed directly to the beneficiaries without having to go through probate proceedings. Some people think that if they have a will their families will avoid probate; however, this is NOT TRUE. The only way to avoid probate when you have assets valued over $166,250.00 is to transfer those assets to a trust. Think of a trust as your family's treasure box.
A conservatorship is used for an individual older than 18 who has been deemed unable to make such decisions due to physical and/or mental limitations, whether permanent or temporary. It places the responsibility of managing finances, personal affairs, and health care decisions into the hands of a conservator, typically a family member or loved one.
A guardianship is used for an individual under the age of 18. A guardianship of the person is when a child has lost a parent or both parents by death. It involves assigning a guardian either by agreement or through court proceedings to manage, protect, and care for an individual who is unable to do so themselves. When a minor inherits money, it is known as a guardianship of the estate. This can involve managing and protecting their assets until they reach maturity in order to ensure that their inheritance is used responsibly.
From our experienced attorneys to our highly trained staff, we are committed to providing top-notch service at every stage of your case.
We understand that when it comes to matters of probate, trust and estate law, clients need an advocate they can depend on. That’s why we strive to ensure that you receive the personalized attention and representation you deserve. Our team will work diligently to protect your rights and interests.
At Family Roots Law, you can be assured that you are entrusting your legal needs to capable hands with extensive expertise in probate, trust, and estate issues.