What We Do
Fequently Asked Questions
My loved one recently passed away. What should I do next?
When a loved one passes away we recommend the family contacts us so that we can set up an appointment. In that appointment we discuss what needs to be done.
Ways our firm can help.
- Collect and transfer property out of a deceased person’s name to the correct beneficiary
- Prepare deeds to transfer real estate
- Answer questions about income and estate taxes
- Draft and file gift and estate tax returns
- Advise on probate matters
How much does it cost for the Yanowitz Law Firm to assist me when a loved one passes?
The amount of time we spend assisting a client when a loved one passes can drastically vary. As a result, we charge hourly for our time. In order to reduce the amount of time we spend working on a matter it is helpful if our clients provide us information promptly in an organized fashion.
What sort of information do you need prior to my first appointment?
When clients set up appointments we will generally send them an informational worksheet. This worksheet helps us gather information about the deceased person’s property and family. We will need a death certificate when that becomes available. We will also ask our clients to provide us any prior estate planning documents that the deceased person had written by another firm (including wills and trusts) and deeds (if we do not already have them). We will also request that our client signs an engagement letter and provides us a retainer.