Wills & Trusts
Although death can be a difficult topic to discuss, there are some necessary legal steps that must be taken both before and after someone passes away. For more than 28 years, our attorneys has drafted wills and trusts for many clients, from the most simple of estates, to multi-million dollar estates, at rates lower than you might think. Whether you want to plan your own estate or need to probate the death of a loved one, our experienced lawyers can help you through the difficult process.
Powers of Attorneys, Medical Powers, Directives to Physicians (Living Wills)
The attorneys at Campos & Cunningham have significant experience drafting Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physicians, including drafting powers of attorney and authorizations that assist parents who are entrusting their children to others, such as to a grandparent or sibling, while the parents are out of state or out of the country for an extended period, or sometimes because the grandparent or sibling will be taking care of the children for an extended period due to health or lifestyle limitations. So, if you are taking care of a grandchild or a nephew or niece, or someone else’s child, then a combination power of attorney and authorization may help avoid the need for temporary guardianship or conservatorship.
When a loved one dies with or without a will, the transfer of the decedent’s estate (house, cars, etc.) is an issue. Sometimes an Affidavit of Heirship is adequate to transfer a vehicle or even real property, especially when there is not a will. However, often, a probate (when there is a will) or an administration (when there is no will) is necessary to transfer the decedent’s estate to the decedent’s beneficiaries or heirs. Our attorneys are highly experienced in this area and can help you navigate the difficult process of probating the death of a loved one.