Wondering how to handle affairs after the death of a loved one?
If you have lost a loved one, figuring out how to handle assets, property, and even creditor claims can be a daunting task while working through the grieving process. Navigating a complicated web of time deadlines, forms, and paperwork is no small task. Sometimes, the loss of a relative can bring out the worst in families. Will & trust contests, property disputes, and mismanagement of assets are all issues that may require litigation and the assistance of an attorney. Hiring an experienced probate attorney can minimize the stress of managing post-mortem affairs. AGR Legal Services has worked through the probate process in counties all over Missouri and Kansas, and is familiar with the requirements and processes followed in even some of the most rural jurisdictions across the two states.
Need help managing the affairs of an incapacitated family member?
Incapacity is a difficult issue for families and loved ones to navigate. Often, a court-appointed guardian and/or conservator is needed to assist a loved one in making decisions that affect their health, physical well being, and finances. This usually occurs when someone is traumatically injured in an accident (such as brain injuries) or is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The illness or injury makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the sick or injured family member to make decisions for their loved one. In certain cases, a court-appointed guardian or conservator is necessary in order for the family to continue to manage the affairs of a sick or injured family member. AGR Legal Services has assisted numerous families through the guardianship and conservatorship process, helping them to find the legal protection they need to ensure the proper care of their loved ones. Additionally, guardianships and conservatorships may be avoided with proper planning. To discuss possible options to assist your incapacitated loved one to ensure they get the care they need and deserve, call for a free consultation.
Has your client passed away during pending litigation?
AGR Legal Services has assisted numerous law firms in opening probate estates upon the death of a client during pending litigation. The firm’s probate practice is geared toward providing efficient and cost-effective probate solutions for law firms.
When clients pass away while litigation is pending, the firm is often left without a client. In order to continue litigation, obtain medical and other necessary records, or confer settlement authority, probate is often necessary. AGR Legal Services has opened estates in counties across both Missouri and Kansas and can assist your firm in opening an estate, as well as spotting potential venue, jurisdiction, conflict of interest, and other issues that arise from the passing of a client during pending litigation.
Has someone threatened to file a claim against you for legal malpractice or breach of fiduciary duty in a probate case?
AGR Legal Services, LLC has successfully defended a client accused of committing probate malpractice. Probate malpractice is complicated; the attorney representing the administrator of an estate is not the only party that has to adhere to a strict set of fiduciary duties. Numerous considerations, such as the proper filing of creditor claims, the acts and/or omissions of heirs and interested parties, and even the order and dates of documents filed in a probate case can all serve to limit a fiduciary’s legal liability.