Probate & Estates

The Law Office of Luther E. Milspaw, Jr. has an active Probate and Estate practice. Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Lawyers refer to the entity that controls the deceased’s assets until those assets are distributed as an “estate.” Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the decedent’s assets. We also prepare wills and trusts and related estate planning matters, which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual’s property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carrying out the person’s wishes. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased’s estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the decedent’s assets are distributed correctly

Contact us for assistance with any of your estate planning or administration needs.