Having a loved one pass away is almost always a stressful, emotional experience. You and the family members left behind have a lot to focus on. The last thing you need — or want — to worry about is going to court and handling the financial aspects of the estate.
Instead, you want to be confident in knowing your loved one’s estate has been set up properly and will be administered in the most cost-effective manner possible. After all, the whole reason for estate planning is so the decedent’s loved ones can be protected in the manner in which the estate was designed.
Don’t put your loved ones in a position that could jeopardize their financial security. Well-thought-out estate planning today with a trusted partner like The Law Offices of Murphy & Associates can help your estate avoid difficult probate issues after you pass. We’ll also serve as a trusted resource that can answer the questions your loved ones might not know the answers to, like:
- How do I obtain a death certificate, and who’ll need a copy?
- Is an autopsy always required?
- How do I file a will?
- How do I file the decedent’s final income tax return?
Offering hands-on guidance and advice, The Law Offices of Murphy & Associates is a probate law firm that can help make the probate process easier; we can also help walk you through situations like:
- Management and disposition of estate assets
- Trust and estate administration and settlement
- Will contests
- Fiduciary liability actions
And did you know that a probate lawyer handles more than just legal issues related to death? If you need any of these services, you’ll want to hire an experienced probate lawyer:
- Establishing guardianships
- Representation in fiduciary proceedings
- Establishing in capacity
- Serving as a personal representative
- Creating sponsorships
Why Choose Murphy & Associates?
Probate can be a sensitive topic after a death, and emotions are often already running high. That’s the wrong time to start a relationship with an attorney who’s unfamiliar with your family and your situation. Now is the time to form those trusted relationships; after all, you need someone who understands your history and intent and who has your best interests at heart.
At The Law Offices of Murphy & Associates, we help you understand your fiduciary responsibilities and establish a clear plan during even the most emotional of times. As a probate law firm, we know the goal isn’t always as clear as win vs. lose and right vs. wrong. Instead, it’s about preserving the assets the decedent has left and acting in the best interests of those who need us most.
Let us answer the questions you have today, so you can be better prepared for tomorrow. Contact us today for your free phone consultation.