If you are called on to serve as a guardian, agent, executor or trustee (“fiduciary“), Hook Law Center can assist you in navigating your legal duties and responsibilities. Estate Administration services include:
- Trust & Administration Accounting
- Estate and Trust Administration Assistance (video)
- Trust Administration
- Estate Administration
According to the AARP, only 60% of people over the age of 50 have wills, only 45% have durable powers of attorney, 30% have advance medical directives, and only 23% have living trusts. As these statistics show, most people fail to make a comprehensive estate plan, and those who do probably have not reviewed their plans in years. Hook Law Center can help ensure that a lifetime of hard work will benefit you during your lifetime and your loved ones after your death with the following services, among others:
- Advance Medical Directive
- Business Succession Planning
- Estate Planning for Blended Families (video)
- Family Limited Liability Company
- Power of Attorney
A guardianship is an arrangement determined by the court which places someone in the position to oversee the care of an incapacitated adult. Hook Law Center can assist you in appointing a guardian as part of your estate plan, should you need care in the future, and can help you pursue guardianship for a loved one.
Hook Law Center can assist you in becoming the conservator of a loved one in order for you to help you ensure their care and security, allowing you to make decisions on that person’s behalf, and protect his/ her property and best interests.
Hook Law Center can help protect your assets if you need to pay for long-term care in your home or an assisted living facility, or other costs associated with long-term care, while providing security for your spouse and a legacy for children.
When the activities of daily living become an effort or unsafe for frail elders, the chronically ill or the physically disabled, Hook Law Center’s care manager is ready to support these endangered individuals in the least restrictive setting of their choice.
If you are injured or disabled, or if you are the parents of a child with special needs, you do not want an inheritance, an award, or a settlement to threaten your entitlement to public benefits. Our special needs planning services also include:
Hook Law Center has experienced attorneys and staff who can review individual income and assets, clarify eligibility requirements and provide advice and strategies in order to qualify for valuable benefits.
Hook Law Center is an elder law firm that works with personal injury attorneys on lawsuits involving individuals who have suffered significant injuries.