PROBATE & ESTATE LAW

Family Disputes & Litigation

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With years of experience in Probate and Estate Law, we are aware that sometimes, not all families can agree on the division of proceeds from an estate. When disputes, or litigation is involved,

we are here to protect your rights, absorb your stress, and expertly navigate you through family matters with sensitivity, compassion and care.

PROBATE & ESTATE LAW

Your Family Matters Matter!

At KH Jones Law Firm, we appreciate what a sensitive and emotional decision it is for an individual or couple to draw up a will, as well as to designate who will be their power of attorney and their executor. Every client in need of our Probate and Estate Law services has their own unique set of circumstances, family dynamics and perspectives on individual responsibilities and how their property and assets should be distributed. We take the time to understand what you need and want for the present and future, to answer your questions and to assure that you have the legal documentation in place to make your wishes clear and so settling your estate is easier on those you leave behind.

Family Disputes & Litigation

khjones-law-simple-logo-white

With years of experience in Probate and Estate Law, we are aware that sometimes, not all families can agree on the division of proceeds from an estate. When disputes, or litigation is involved,

we are here to protect your rights, absorb your stress, and expertly navigate you through family matters with sensitivity, compassion and care.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

WILLS AND TRUSTS

POWER OF ATTORNEY

PROBATE & ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE

PROBATE LITIGATION

WILLS CONTESTS & DISPUTES

ESTATE OPTIONS

TRUST DISPUTES

CLAIMS AGAINST ESTATES

What is Probate?

Probate is a court-supervised legal process to settle an estate after someone’s death. In the probate process, a personal representative of the estate is given the legal authority to gather and value assets, pay debts and taxes, and transfer assets to the people you wish to inherit them. This person is your personal representative (if so named in your will) or if there is no will, this representative will be appointed by the court.

The purpose of probate is to prevent fraud after someone’s death. Before anyone can receive proceeds from the estate, a judge will determine:

The will is valid
All relevant people have been notified
All property has been identified and appraised
Creditors and taxes have been paid

At this point, all property can be distributed, and the estate is closed.

Why is a Will So Important?

A will protects your family’s (and other beneficiaries) legal rights to your property after your death and assures your assets are distributed per your personal wishes. Your will lists all beneficiaries and can spell out exactly who is entitled to what. Having a will simplifies and speeds up the probate process for all concerned…in particular for the personal representative(s)…that individual or those persons named in your will who will be legally responsible after your death for distributing your assets.

HOW CAN WE

BE OF HELP?

Call or email KH Jones Law firm to schedule a meeting. We welcome the opportunity to learn about your legal issues and to explain how we can best serve you.

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