Our Estate Planning practice encompasses all aspects of estate structuring, from proper drafting of wills and trusts through representation in probate proceedings. We also assist clients in matters of ensuring that their wishes are maintained while they live, and that their finances are protected if they become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to properly administer their assets. We assist clients with these concerns through living wills, powers of attorney, and guardianship.
Wills and Trusts are the preliminary steps for ensuring that your assets will be properly distributed after your death. In many cases, properly drafted wills can expedite probate proceedings. Another option which can be used in tandem with a last will and testament is a living trust. Trusts, whether revocable or irrevocable, can be excellent means for managing property, controlling inheritances, and minimizing exposure to taxes.
Estate Planning Services
Last Wills and Testaments
We also offer our clients the option to draft an Islamic Will. Such a will is specially crafted to comport with Islamic laws and customs.
We can also help you through the process of probating a will through county Probate courts. Generally, probate is a fairly straightforward process, but it can be time-consuming and costly. At Qureshi Law Firm, we are dedicated to guiding you through the process as efficiently as possible, to ensure your loved one’s wishes are carried out.
Letters of Administration
Muniment of Title
Small or Large Estates
Family Settlement Agreements
A Power of Attorney is a document which enables an individual to make decisions on your behalf, and can be general or limited to certain matters. While a power of attorney is generally ineffective in the effect you become incapacitated, durable power of attorney will be effective even in the event that you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself.
Power of Attorney Services
Durable Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney
Living Wills and other advance directives for medical decisions ensure that your end-of-life preferences will be achieved. Such legal documents will speak for you in the event that you cannot speak for yourself. These documents are not just for those in their elder years, since catastrophic accidents can affect those of any age. Consult with our attorneys to draft legally binding documents which will ensure that your medical care will go according to your plans, avoiding confusion or disagreement amongst your loved ones. Remember that a living will may not cover every possible situation, and having a Medical Power of Attorney designating a decision-maker in the event of a tragedy can be a useful tool for ensuring certainty that your medical wishes will be followed.
Living Will Services
Medical Power of Attorney
Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)
A Guardianship is an extremely strong tool for assisting a loved one who has been incapacitated, and is without any ability to manage their finances and livelihood. When a court decides that an individual is legally incapacitated, that court will appoint a Guardian to administer the estate of the individual, and to make medical and other decisions on behalf of that individual. While uncontested guardianships are relatively simple, if a guardianship becomes a contested matter, it can be difficult and time-consuming to protect your loved one. The legal team at Qureshi Law Firm is adept at expediting the process as much as possible, and explaining all the steps required to you so that you can feel certain the best result possible will be achieved.