Wills, Probates, Trusts and Estates
The firm has a long history of providing wills and trusts for our clients, as well as handling the estates of decedents, disabled adults and minors, and any probate litigation that may arise such as will contests.
Preparation of Wills. Geisler Law Offices has extensive experience in the planning of and preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and various Trusts. We assist clients with a range of estate planning needs, including the preparation of Primary Wills and establishing and varying various Trusts (i.e. testamentary trusts, spousal trusts, minor’s trusts and trusts for disabled beneficiaries).
Preparation of Trusts. Geisler Law Offices has extensive experience in the planning of and preparation of Trusts (i.e. testamentary trusts, spousal trusts, minor’s trusts and trusts for disabled beneficiaries). Let us help you determine what Trust is right for you.
Preparation of POAs. Geisler Law Offices has extensive experience in the planning of and preparation of Property and Healthcare Power of Attorneys.
Probate Case of the Decedent. Probate Law is the legal process of administering the distribution of a deceased person’s estate. Probate law enacts this process by resolving all claims (debts against the deceased person’s property) and distributing the remaining property as designated by the Will. Probate law interprets the instructions of the deceased party, labels the executor as the formal representative and adjudicates the interests of other parties who have claims against the estate.
Will Contests. When someone dies, dealing with their estate can be a source of strain for everyone who has been part of their lives. One of the hardest things to deal with upon the loss of someone close is coming to terms with how they have decided to leave their affairs. In some cases, an aging relative’s mental capacity may have deteriorated, another individual may have influenced the decisions being made by someone who was not in a sound state of mind at the time of their death, or the individual in question may have been forced to leave a will which leaves certain parts of their estate to people who are not deserving or connected to the will. In some instances, a will may not have been properly executed, signed or drawn up, thus rendering it invalid. it is possible to contest a will and try to gain a more favorable ruling that more closely matches what a family or individual feels might have been the deceased person’s wishes. By discussing your situation and the information surrounding it with a qualified and knowledgeable attorney, you and your family will better understand your options when a loved one’s will is in question.
Minors Estate. Generally, the law does not allow minors to directly receive inheritances. An estate executor has a responsibility to distribute a minor’s inheritance to a person or entity called a fiduciary. A fiduciary acts in the child’s best financial interests by managing the inheritance.