Life happens, and when it does the Law Firm of Althea DeBarr-Johnson, P.C. is the law firm people turn to for planning and managing their legal affairs and protecting their current and future assets. The firm specializes in wealth protection through legal services that include estate planning, probate administration, guardianship and conservatorship.

Estate Planning

  • Preparing living wills, healthcare power of attorney, and financial power of attorney
  • Conserving wealth to protect those left behind along with creating wealth for your children and grandchildren (Intergenerational Wealth)
  • Will and trust planning and preparation
  • Incorporating life, disability, and mortgage insurance as an estate planning tool
  • Creating and establishing a budget
  • Evaluating and compiling one’s assets and liabilities
  • Estate tax planning

Probate Administration 

  • Executor/Administrator representation and advice on the administration of estates and trusts
  • Preparation and filing of all court documents for probate of a Will and appointment of administrators
  • Preparation of executor,  administrator and trustee accountings
  • Evaluating the need for Year’s Support Petition
  • Counsel on investment decisions by executors and trustees
  • Distribution of estate and trust assets to beneficiaries
  • Counsel executors and trustees on preventing and handling disputes
  • Representation in Will contest and miscellaneous proceedings in the Probate Court
  • Extensive experience in serving as administrator and trustee of estates

Guardianship and Conservatorship

  • Evaluate the need for a guardian and/or conservator
  • Prepare petitions and documents for the appointment of guardian and/or conservator
  • Assist guardians and conservators with establishing a budget to submit to the Probate Court
  • Counsel conservators on investment decisions for the ward
  • Represent guardians and conservators on petitions for court approval for certain financial transactions
  • Prepare conservator’s annual accounting reports for the Probate Court

For a consultation contact us so we can help you prepare for the expected and unexpected events of life.