Estate & Probate Law

Estate Planning and Probate Administration are complex processes influenced by many circumstances and details. We have the understanding and experience you need to ensure that every detail is covered.

Estate Planning

Regardless of a person’s net worth or income, an estate plan is a necessary element to any individual’s portfolio. Without an estate plan, the state will simply split up your assets and property following your passing and your assets and property will be tied up in probate and inaccessible to your loved ones. Likewise, without a health care and financial powers of attorney, your loved ones will be forced to file a conservatorship action in order to manage your health care and finances should you become incapacitated.

We assist clients in all aspects of Estate Planning, including:

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Business Succession Plans
  • Revocable and irrevocable living trusts
  • General power of attorney
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Health care directives
  • Real Estate Deeds and Gifts

The attorneys at Brian A. Martin, LLC, are skilled in structuring estate plans and final documents that will precisely transfer your assets and distribute your property. We will carefully review your financial and personal situation, including your personal wishes, and determine the best possible path forward for carrying out your Estate Planning goals.

Probate Administration

The loss of a loved one is a difficult time for you and your family. Even though the common advice is not to make any big decisions within the first year after a loved one passes, Probate Administration must be started as soon as possible. It is during Probate Administration that assets and property are distributed by the Probate Court. The Probate Code provides opportunities for clearing debt, deviating from the distribution scheme for passing assets and property (how can five brothers and sisters own the same car?), and many more opportunities that a skilled practitioner can help you utilize.

We assist clients in all aspects of Probate Administration, including:

  • Opening the Estate
  • Managing real estate transfers
  • 912 Agreements and other alternative distribution plans
  • Clearing Creditor Claims and Judgment Creditors
  • Will Challenges
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Deeds of Distribution
  • Closing Estates
  • Ancillary Probate

The attorneys at Brian A. Martin, LLC, are skilled at administering estates and handling litigation matters that will allow you to perform your duties as a Personal Representative with ease and timely. We will carefully review the estate property, including your and the heirs’ personal wishes, and determine the best possible path forward for administering your loved one’s estate.

Our team of attorneys have a reputation for success and excellence in Estate & Probate Law. When you need a firm that you can trust, turn to the lawyers of Brian A. Martin, LLC. To arrange a meeting, please call us today at 864-879-7779.