The Wills & Estates Team provides legal support to TRLA offices program-wide for matters concerning the preparation of wills, will probate, the administration of estates, and intra-family property conveyances of inherited interests in property.
The Team also assists in clearing title to homesteads, utilizing the various procedures provided by the Estates code. This allows clients to apply for favorable property tax treatment. For those clients with deteriorating homes, a clear title will facilitate the rehabilitation assistance process.
When a client is unsure of how property passes upon death, the team can advise whether property shall pass by contract or by testate or intestate succession.
In conjunction with the elder law team, the Wills and Estates team assists in the preparation of various medical needs documents i.e. medical powers of attorney and directives to physicians.