Estate & Probate

Dealing with issues confronting you and your loved ones before, during, or after a serious illness or death can be an overwhelming experience. The attorneys at the Finklea Law Firm are not only well versed in elder law but have practical knowledge and experience with the multitude of options available for an effective estate plan. Through our understanding and compassion for those involved, we seek to provide peace and resolution for the family. Whether you have minor children, no children, a large family, own real estate, or none of the above, you should consult with an attorney to go over why taking steps to plan for your future is important.

Our probate and estate planning services can be divided into the following areas:

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney
  • Deed transfers
  • Deeds of Distribution
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Estate Planning

Estate Administration and Litigation

Even with effective estate planning, our attorneys are often asked to assist with administration and probate of an estate. Those appointed as personal representative are often intimidated by the forms and court process; however, the attorneys and staff of the Finklea Law Firm are familiar with the intricate details of administering the estate and can alleviate your worries and concerns. Sometimes, beneficiaries, heirs, creditors and other family members must deal with issues that require litigation in the probate court or circuit court. Our attorneys can provide competent and aggressive assistance in most all of these circumstances.

Below are a few of the areas that we have assisted our clients:

  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Beneficiary Rights
  • Heir Property Rights
  • Creditor's Claims
  • Guardian and Conservatorship
  • Wrongful Death and Survivorship Actions
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Contact us so we can assist you in taking these important steps to plan for your future.