Probate and Minor Guardianships
When a person dies, his or her estate usually passes through the probate legal process. During this process, a decedent’s assets are inventoried, creditors are paid, and any remaining property is transferred to the beneficiaries. Any tort claims which were pending for or against the decedent at the time of death must also be resolved and our team can assist in making sure rights to compensation and/or subrogation damages are protected. Whether the decedent caused the accident or is killed as a result of an accident caused by another, our team knows the intricacies of probate law and will work to resolve claims as efficiently and quickly as possible.
If a person under the age of 18 receives a settlement as the result of being injured in a tort (personal injury accident), then the child’s parent or natural guardian can almost without exception settle/sign releases for any gross settlement amounts up to and including $15,000. Any settlement amount which in the aggregate is greater than $15,000 must be approved by a Judge and therefore must be administered through a “minor guardianship.” Our team can handle minor settlements in any amount and will work to efficiently resolve all claims.