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Estate Planning & Probate

Nobody wants to think about death. Unfortunately, in addition to coping with the loss of their loved one, family members of the deceased typically must deal with several legal issues. These include passing title of the deceased’s property to his or her heirs, addressing claims of the deceased’s creditors and filing estate and income tax...

Incapacity Planning

Thanks to innovations in science and medicine you can be kept alive in circumstances which in the past would have caused death. However, this can result in a diminished capacity to make decisions for yourself, including whether to remain living at home or enter an assisted-living facility, applying for government benefits and end-of-life treatment. That’s...

Learning About & Managing a Trust the Right Way

A trust is a unique and powerful estate planning tool that, if used correctly, can ensure significant estate assets are moved to intended beneficiaries. The power aspect of a trust is that it essentially moves all the assets listed to a legal entity that, upon the moment a person listed passes away, the assets are...

Medicaid & Long-Term Care Planning

The Law Office of Tyler R. Barrett, P.L.L.C. If you or someone you love needs help paying for health care, Medicaid can help. However, qualifying for Medicaid is confusing, stressful, and expensive. State regulations mandate that individuals must spend down their assets before they can qualify for Medicaid, which can leave you without the safety...

Probate

Probate is the legal disposition of an estate after a person has passed away, legally approving the distribution of left behind assets if there are no challenges to the matter by competing parties. So even if a person has left a will behind, that doesn’t mean the estate automatically gets distributed accordingly. The will and...

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