Probate, Wills & Trusts, & Estate Planning
Whether you are making plans for your property and family members in the event of your passing or are currently dealing with estate issues due to the passing of a friend or family member, Attorney Armen Sefyan can help. Estate planning is a multi-faceted, often complicated process, especially when there is disagreement over the terms. Attorney Armen Sefyan will walk you through the probate – the process used to determine whether an individual’s final wishes are considered valid and legal. This stage includes advising executors on how and when to distribute assets, dealing with estates where past creditors need to be repaid, or if assets are deducted to cover the cost of the estate taxes and other bills. This is also when any lawsuits against the estate or individual who has deceased are handled. Depending on the type of property, the probate may take time to administer, becoming a process that can be incredibly complicated and technical. Attorney Armen Sefyan is the best antidote to the intricate and sometimes frustrating process.
Wills and trusts set up before an individual passes, are executed after the probate period has passed. A will is defined as a legal declaration wherein an individual details how his or her property should be transferred in the event of his or her death. A trust may be used instead, and is considered a legal document in which the individual sets out rules that need to be followed in order for the beneficiaries to obtain and retain rights to the property in question.
The most common services performed by Attorney Armen Sefyan is helping individuals write up their will and trust, guaranteeing that the documents are legal and working to ensure that their wishes are followed in the event of their passing. The same lawyer often also handles the probate period after the individual passes, although this is not always the case.
Overall, Attorney Armen Sefyan typically provides the following services:
- Estate planning and execution
- Probate administration
- Inheritance and estate tax planning
- Wills and trusts
- Living wills
- Powers of attorney
- Business succession planning
In some cases, there are legal proceedings that some individuals can handle on their own with only a consultation with a trusted lawyer or attorney. However, when it comes to estate planning and execution, there are often so many facets to be considered that only someone with a deep knowledge of the law can tackle the issue thoroughly and without incident. As such, we recommend Attorney Armen Sefyan to set up your will and trust, and also to ensure that everything goes smoothly and according to your wishes. From making sure all tax issues are handled correctly to ensuring your property ends up where you want it to, Attorney Armen Sefyan is your best option.
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Armen and his staff are very nice & knowledgeable! - May 24, 2012 by Vered B.
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