Probate & Administration of Estates

Nothing is more difficult than the death of a loved one. In addition to the emotions and stress, family members often are forced to navigate the Surrogate’s Court system to address complicated issues of probate and estate administration. Joanne M. Hawthorne’s years of Surrogate’s Court experience will help to insure that the wishes of the decedent are honored and that the legal complexities of the probate process are simplified. Ms. Hawthorne has handled all matters in the realm of probate and estate administration, including heirship issues, litigation and accountings, both informal and judicially settled.

Letters Testamentary

Letters of Administration

Will contests

Heirship Issues

Asset marshaling and distribution

Debt payment

Formal and informal accounting procedures.

The process may be complex, but the philosophy is simple – to achieve the best outcome for you and your family

Probate & Administration of Estates

Letters Testamentary

Letters of Administration

Will contests

Heir-ship Issues

Asset marshaling and distribution

Debt payment

Formal and informal accounting procedures.

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Elderlaw & Estate Planning

Wills

Power of Attorney

Healthcare Proxy

Living Wills

Revocable Living Trusts

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts

Supplemental Needs Trusts

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Matrimonial Services

Matrimonial services include

Divorce

Custody

Legal separation

Child support

Pre nuptial agreements

Step parent adoptions

Qualified Domestic relations orders

Mediation

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