Smart, Dedicated And Knowledgeable Trusts, Estates, Probate Representation

An Initial Consultation Is The Best Way To Get Started

At the Law Offices of Timothy M. Weir, you can expect reliable, professional legal guidance. Mr. Weir is a knowledgeable lawyer who has helped clients throughout California for over 20 years. As soon as you have questions, it is important to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney. Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first meeting, based on the practice area you are dealing with.

What You Can Expect During Your First Meeting

For clients who need assistance with probate, information that states where the decedent lived, any property they owned and any documentation that states the outstanding debts they have are all important. Furthermore, it is useful to know who the surviving relatives are. Mr. Weir can explain how long the process might take and, based on the information presented to him, what it might cost.

When it comes to estate planning, it will be beneficial for Mr. Weir to have a list of your family members and anyone you wish to act on your behalf. Specific people can be listed in your wills and trust, so this is something to think about. It is also important to clearly identify your assets and establish who gets what after you pass away. Additionally, Mr. Weir will address medical decision-making authority that you would want to consider addressing, in order to protect you, should you become unable to communicate your wishes.

Conservatorships are another practice area in which Mr. Weir can help. He can guide you through the judicial process necessary to acquire and order of the court appointing the proposed conservator and what the conservator is authorized to control.

For assistance with litigation-related concerns, Mr. Weir will need to know the subject of the controversy. He also needs to know what is currently filed with the courts. After getting this information, Mr. Weir can give you inciteful advice as to the legal positions of the disputing parties, a sound proposed legal strategy, an estimated timeline to resolve the dispute, and estimated cost analysis based on what is presented to him when you meet.

As a mediator, Mr. Weir will inform each of the parties and their legal counsel that mediations are confidential settings in which all are expected to be well prepared to engage both rationally (in their own best interest) and reasonably (respectfully) with a goal of successful resolution. He will then conduct the mediation accordingly, offering (confidentially) his experienced impressions of strengths and weaknesses of each party’s legal claims, as well as a practical consideration of probable costs of pursuing further litigation as compared to what might be a realistic monetary compromise to consider. During mediation, the parties enjoy extraordinary control over the potential resolution of their dispute.

Don’t Wait; Call Today

Remember to bring any relevant documentation that could be useful. Call Mr. Weir’s office in Sacramento at 916-846-9232 today to schedule your initial consultation. You can also fill out his online contact form so that he can be in touch with you as soon as possible.