Probate Court and Wills

Probate Court

Probate Court is where determinations are made about administering an estate of someone who has died or about how the decedent’s Last Will and Testament will be executed. Guardianships and Conservatorships are also determined in Probate Court. If you need help with one of these, contact us.

Last Will and Testament

Preparing a Last Will and Testament is an important step in controlling how your property will be distributed after your death. It is also a document where you can nominate the person(s) you want to care for your child(ren) after you die. Without a Last Will and Testament, a court would determine who will have guardianship of your child(ren) without your input.

Advance Care Directive

An Advance Care Directive is a document that helps health care providers know how you wish to be treated if you are in a coma or otherwise cannot decide or speak for yourself. It is a document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions for you if you cannot, set forth your wishes about the disposition of your remains, notify others if you wish to donate your organs, and more. It also includes a Living Will.

Financial Power of Attorney

A Financial Power of Attorney can be used immediately or can spring into existence if you become unable to handle your own financial affairs. Often it is used for an elderly parent to handle their affairs when they either don’t want to or cannot do this themselves.

© 2018 Nancy Burnett Law