Welcome to Ball and Barry Law's probate law webpage. Probate is the legal process by which a person's assets and debts are distributed after their death. This process can be complex, and navigating it without legal assistance can be overwhelming. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the probate process and ensure that your loved one's wishes are honored.
Ball & Barry partners give an overview of the firm's Probate Practice and other areas of service.
At Ball and Barry Law, we provide comprehensive legal services for all aspects of probate law, including:
Estate Planning: We can assist you with all aspects of estate planning, including drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives. Our attorneys will work with you to ensure that your estate plan reflects your wishes and provides for the people and causes you care about.
Probate Administration: We can guide you through the probate process, from filing the initial paperwork to distributing assets to heirs. Our attorneys can help you navigate complex legal issues, such as challenges to the validity of a will or disputes between heirs. We can also assist with probate in cases where there is no will or the will is deemed invalid.
Trust Administration: We can assist with all aspects of trust administration, including trustee duties and responsibilities, distribution of trust assets, and resolution of disputes among beneficiaries. Our attorneys can ensure that your trust is administered according to your wishes and in compliance with all applicable laws.
Probate Litigation: We can represent you in probate litigation, including will contests, trust disputes, and claims against estates. Our attorneys have extensive experience in probate litigation and can help protect your interests in court. We can also assist with cases involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by a trustee or executor.
Guardianships and Conservatorships: We can assist with guardianships and conservatorships, which are legal arrangements to provide care and financial management for individuals who are incapacitated or unable to manage their own affairs. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal requirements for establishing guardianships and conservatorships and ensure that the interests of the incapacitated individual are protected.
Probate Taxation: We can assist with all aspects of probate taxation, including estate tax planning, estate tax returns, and disputes with the IRS over estate and gift tax issues. Our attorneys can help you navigate the complex tax laws and ensure that your estate is in compliance with all applicable tax laws and regulations.
Probate Real Estate: We can assist with all aspects of probate real estate, including sales of real property, resolution of title issues, and disputes over the ownership of real property. Our attorneys can help ensure that the sale of real property is handled properly and that any disputes are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
At Ball and Barry Law, we understand that probate can be a difficult and emotional process. We are committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal services to help you navigate this challenging time. Our attorneys will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your loved one's wishes are honored and that the probate process is completed as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
If you need assistance with any aspect of probate law, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the probate process and achieve your goals.