Nieces, nephews, grandchildren, foster children and stepchildren oftentimes come into a family without the intention of becoming permanent. When these feelings change, our staff is excited to be a part of your opportunity to adopt a child. Taking the necessary steps to have a child become part of the family can be complex and overwhelming. We are here to assist you in completing the process quickly and painlessly following a termination of parental rights, whether it be by consent or involuntary.
We handle adult adoptions for those with physical or psychological handicaps. Oftentimes, when a person has no decedents, they have a close non-related person they would like to inherit their estate. Through the process of adoption the person’s estate can avoid probate and is easier to be distributed.
Guardianship & Conservatorship
When a loved one is rendered incompetent, they cannot legally sign contracts, transfer property, or manage their affairs. JensenBayles works with you to obtain a guardianship authorizing you to sign and act on behalf of one who is incompetent. When there is an estate to be managed, you may choose to authorize personal care and health decisions to be made under a guardianship and reserve the financial matters of the estate to be made under a conservatorship. Our firm provides the service, counseling, documents, and filings necessary to petition for a guardianship and conservatorship.
We regularly handle contested and non contested guardianship and conservatorship matters. Let our capable firm help you with you guardianship and conservatorship matters.
Probate & Trust Administration
The death of a family member can give rise to complex and difficult issues. Probate and Trust Administration problems often involve more than the distribution of the assets of the estate; they often encompass emotional issues that can divide families. That is why JensenBayles’ knowledgable and experienced attorneys find creative solutions to help you avoid lengthy litigation and preserve family relationships. We have experience representing everything from more common estates to complex multi-million dollar estates.
Our client’s interests are top priority. Should court proceedings become necessary, our team applies combined knowledge and experience representing trustees, personal representatives, fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and interested third parties to protect our client’s legal rights. We also provide assistance and insight to trustees who seek court approval of their actions or the interpretation and enforcement of trust provisions.