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At the Law Office of Gary L. Stapp, I understand how to insure my clients' estates are distributed according to their intentions. I provide thorough representation. ~~ At the Law Office of Gary L. Stapp, I understand how to ensure my clients' estates are distributed according to their intentions. I provide thorough probate representation, including trust administration and probate litigation for family members with legitimate claims. I understand how a loved one's death can affect family members. When a loved one dies without a will, the probate process can destroy family bonds. I have more than 30 years of probate experience. I can use demand letters to create a compromise until all parties are happy. If the issues can't be worked out among family members, I can take the case to court. As part of my probate representation, I also provide extensive guidance for life insurance and homeowner's insurance issues.
As a long-time Alaskan I have strong community ties. I understand that every client's issue is unique, just as every client's financial situation is unique. I can review your case from every angle to help minimize your costs based on your needs. I also utilize efficient billing software to ensure you are charged appropriately. I am proud to provide legal services to my community. I offer sophisticated representation with the integrity and honesty of a small town lawyer. My reputation for providing effective, personable service is best demonstrated by my extensive involvement with the legal community, including almost daily coordination with other local attorneys. As a former military JAG officer, I also understand how legal issues can affect military families. I proudly offer my legal services to Alaska's military community.
As an attorney in Fairbanks, I realize we all do our best to prepare for the future. We have worked hard for our money and assets and are careful to make sure our family is provided for. Yet, time and time again families turn on each other to fight over the children and/or assets of a loved one who died unexpectedly, and left no will. Don't put your family in that position.
Everyone knows they should do estate planning, but most people put it off. Doing some essentials can save the people you care about a lot of headaches and money too. So put away the guilt, and review this simple TO DO list:
My extensive estate planning representation includes: Powers of attorney,
Medical powers of attorney,
Durable powers of attorney, and
A lot of people do not even know what the word PROBATE means. Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It can include the following:
Probate usually involves paperwork, and court appearances. The lawyers fees and court fees are paid from the estate property. The executor named in the will takes this job, and hires the attorney.
Probate can be a slow process, taking from a minimum of six months to over a year, sometimes more.
At the Law Office of Gary L. Stapp, I provide comprehensive probate and estate planning representation. I understand the emotional issues associated with preserving and distributing assets. With more than 30 years as a Fairbanks estate planning attorney, I have handled practically every issue imaginable. I can review your unique situation to determine the best course of action.
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