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Guardianships

Guardianships

A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person or institution named in a will or assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults.

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Elder Law

Elder Law

Denotes the law, regulations, and prevailing good legal practices applicable to a range of issues affecting individuals aged 65 and over. The subject matter of elder law arises from careful legal analysis of the concerns of elders and their caregivers as to planning for foreseeable circumstances and dealing with harmful situations.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

An estate is the net worth of a person at any point in time. It is the sum of a person's assets – legal rights, interests and entitlements to property of any kind – less all liabilities at that time. The issue is of special legal significance on a question of bankruptcy and death of the person.

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    Attorneys with Experience to Meet Your Family's Needs

    Estate Planning • Elder Law • Estate Administration • Guardianship

    The Raleigh, North Carolina law firm of Kratt Dedmond & Associates, PLLC serves as counsel to families, individuals and business entities. Our clients count on us for a wide range of legal services to meet their needs as they grow and change over a lifetime, whether personal, family or business. Our clients receive quality representation and counseling in estate planning, estate administration, elder law, guardianship, business formation and succession, tax planning, and special needs matters.

    When difficulties arise in caring for, or working with, family members, you need experienced guidance to take the best path for your situation.  The lawyers and staff of Kratt Dedmond & Associates have that experience, and will focus our your specific needs. 

    Estate Planning: Our clients need wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other simple and complex planning documents. Planning includes estate tax and probate avoidance, trusts for beneficiaries with disabilities or special needs, and directing property to the intended heirs. Our attorneys and staff are here to help.

    Probate/Estate Administration: Our clients work with our attorneys regarding all aspects of estate administration and the probate process, including estate–related mediation and litigation.  Whether opening an estate, challenging the actions of someone who holds a position of trust, or meeting the accounting requirements of the Clerk of Court, we can help you.

    Elder Law: Our clients are families or individuals that want guidance on options for care, eligibility for government benefit programs, conflict resolution or creation of special needs trusts.  Regardless of age, we offer thoughtful counsel and legal assistance. 

    Guardianship:  Our clients include those asking about options for family members with incapacity due to age or injury.  Guardianship is a serious legal process with rules that most be strictly followed.  We assist clients in obtaining or removing guardianship over their incapacitated family members.

    Business Law: We offer efficient, responsive legal service and individualized attention to the needs of business owners and executives.  We counsel on the best form of a business entity, and the options for creating a business succession plan.

    To learn more about how the Raleigh, North Carolina law firm of Kratt Dedmond & Associates, PLLC can assist you and your family with your situation, contact our offices.

     

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