Administration of a Decedent’s Estate
The Snow Law Firm can assist you as “personal representative” in proving a will or administering an estate without a will. The firm can guide and defend you through the process of probate.
Having a lawyer lead the way in the estate administration can help secure a fair division of the assets, dealing with any creditors, and the proper closing of the estate to avoid later challenges.
Challenges and Defense
The firm can represent you in a will contest or challenge of the representative of the estate or the trustee of a trust. If you are an intended beneficiary and you dispute the position of the Executor or the Trustee, Mr. Snow can guide you in the challenge. Clients who are beneficiaries of a trust have come to the Snow Law Firm for counsel about mismanagement of trust assets, inappropriate expenditures, or unequal distributions.
Guardianships or Conservatorships
When a family member faces taking over or supervising the daily personal needs of an aging relative, or one with special needs, or for a child, letters of guardianship can be issued to declare this authority. If only financial assistance or supervision is needed, letters of conservatorship can be awarded.
There are tragic circumstances too, as in severe injury in a vehicle collision, when a family member has to request powers from the Court to act in every respect of a person’s life, until their recovery. Snow Law Firm is able to assist in both of these requests for authority to the Probate Court.
Adopting a child, or an adult, can be essential act to establish the family unit. An adoption may be critical in securing the right to inherit, or to determine and receive benefits. Sometimes, the more difficult task is locating the biological parents to obtain the proper consent. Mr. Snow can help find the parents to obtain consents, prepare the pleadings for petitioning the Court, and coordinate the appearances.