Probate and Estate Planing Attorney
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Estate PlanningAvoid Probate & Estate Taxes
Avoiding probate is by far the most common reason why people seek out the advice of an estate planning attorney.
The significant loss of one’s estate to the payment of state and/or federal estate taxes or state inheritance taxes is a great motivator for many people to put an estate plan together.
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Probate is the court-supervised process of authenticating a last will and testament if the deceased made one.
It includes locating and determining the value of the decedent’s assets, paying his final bills and taxes, then distributing the remainder of the estate to his rightful heirs or beneficiaries.
Each U.S. state has specific laws in place to determine what’s required to probate an estate.
Trust Administrationtrustees’ management
Effectively resolved probate or trust administration also requires expert accounting and tax preparation.
A trust administration is NOT a court-supervised process, yet its ultimate goal is also the transfer of property from an individual who has died (the “decedent”) to that individual’s beneficiaries who are identified in his/her revocable living trust.
Filing bankruptcy can help a person by discarding debt or making a plan to repay debts.
A bankruptcy case normally begins when the debtor files a petition with the bankruptcy court.
A petition may be filed by an individual, by spouses together, or by a corporation or other entity.
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Steven F. Bliss Esq.
I have been in private practice as an attorney since 1991 and my legal practice is focused in the areas of Wills, Living Trusts, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Trust Administration.
Having started out in public accounting, I possess a solid business background and given that I have been a consumer oriented attorney since the early years of my practice, I clearly understand the many different needs of individuals, families and small businesses.
My practice is dedicated to assisting individuals in managing the financial and legal risks that most if not all people have to confront during their lifetimes; and I strive to make complicated financial matters and complex legal issues … easy for my clients to understand by providing clear, concise and thorough explanations.
I have used Steven's services for many years through various changing family circumstances and I very much appreciate and trust his sage advice and clarity. He is able to explain complex legal options in simple terms and provide clear guidance and quick follow through with the requisite legal documents. I especially appreciate that when I have questions or concerns on my living trust, he is able to provide good guidance and quick simple adjustments where appropriate. If you anticipate a long relationship with someone you can trust, consider Steve.
Tony W. Yelp Review
After my husband and I got married in January, our first line of business was our estate planning to include setting up the family trust, living will, and durable power of attorney. It was kind of a somber process because you're thinking about what to do with your assets if one or both of us passes, but it is definitely needed esp if you just got married. We would recommend Mr. Bliss for your estate planning services. Also, ask about the Yelp discount!
Maria C. Yelp Review
I have been in private practice as an Attorney since 1991. My law practice is concentrated in the areas of Wills, Living Trusts and Estate Planning; assisting clients in Probate and Trust Administration matters; assisting clients with Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy cases.
Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person’s life, for the management and disposal of that person’s estate during the person’s life and at and after death, while minimizing gift, estate, generation skipping transfer, and income tax.
Each U.S. state has specific laws in place to determine what’s required to probate an estate. These laws are referred to as “probate codes.” When a decedent dies without a will, they may be called laws for “intestate succession” or something similar. Probate is still required to pay the decedent’s final bills and distribute his estate, even when he dies without a will.
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