Estate Planning is a general term that describes a process of determining your specific needs and determining what type of estate planning documents are appropriate for your circumstances.
Probate is the process of administering the estate of a deceased person. The process involves submitting an application to the courts, notifying heirs and creditors, and collecting, inventorying, and distributing property.
A Will is a legal document that controls the distribution of your property after your death and designates the person in charge of that process. But, did you know that Wills can do so much more?
Kinship Guardianship refers to the appointment of a family member as the legal guardian of a minor when the minor's parents are unable or unwilling to provide adequate care, or where parental rights have been terminated.
Adult Guardianship refers to the appointment of a legal guardian for an adult who is legally incapacitated due to age, health, or other reasons. Guardianship is a complicated process. Legal guidance is recommended.