Estate Administration

The loss of a loved one is both traumatic and painful. Making critical financial and legal decisions while grieving is extremely difficult. Connie Bauswell has the experience, compassion and technical knowledge necessary to make the complex process of estate administration as efficient and as stress-free as possible. She will shepherd your heirs through the process with great sensitivity, and will work closely with executors, personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries to ensure your wishes are carried out. Connie has effectively administered Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers and many other legal documents associated with estate administration.

Of course, trust and estate disputes do arise on occasion. Any number of unscrupulous people may be out there with the intent of taking assets away from your heirs. Divorces, sibling rivalries and other family problems may also lead to disputes, even lawsuits. Connie has the experience and understanding necessary to mediate such disputes. If mediation fails, her years of experience as a litigator ensure she will skillfully defend your interests in court.

 

Probate

Probate is the process by which the courts distribute your assets after you have passed away. It is a long, complicated and needlessly expensive process, one made all the more difficult by the fact that it takes place while your family is grieving.

Connie can show you a host of ways to avoid probate, so your heirs will receive their inheritances as quickly as possible and your estate will not be subject to the numerous fees and costs associated with probate. Of course, if you do decide to go the route of probate, Connie can guide your family through the process with sensitivity and compassion.