Blog Articles

Book An Initial Call Now

What Does an Executor Do?

May 14, 2023
The main responsibility of an executor of a will is to carry out the final wishes of the person who bestowed that position of trust.
Read More

The Biggest Mistakes Made

May 8, 2023
Mistakes that are usually ugly, often costly and sometimes fatal – at least to an estate plan.
Read More

Do I Need a Trust ...?

May 7, 2023
Trusts are widely used in estate planning, so estates can avoid going through probate and maintain privacy. The terms of the trust ensure the wishes of the property owner are adhered to and their property gets distributed to the proper beneficiaries.
Read More

What Is Hospice Care?

May 6, 2023
The recent decision by former President Jimmy Carter to transition to hospice brings much-needed attention to this crucial part of healthcare.
Read More

Advantage of a Life Estate

May 5, 2023
A life estate is a type of property ownership or tenancy that grants an individual the right to use and enjoy a property for the remainder or their life. It gives an ownership interest to someone else.
Read More

What Is Probate?

May 2, 2023
How this is handled now depends on the plans the deceased made when they were alive. For some people, that might mean probate.
Read More

Does a Will Have an Expiration

May 1, 2023
If I have a current will that is about seven to 10 years old, do I have to write up a new will or can I edit the current will?
Read More

How Does Guardianship Work

April 30, 2023
If you haven't had any experience with guardianship for adults with dementia, it's likely you don't understand just how complex it is. You are not alone.
Read More

How Does a Trust Work?

April 29, 2023
There’s no single path for everyone to follow. However, you might consider establishing a trust, which offers some key benefits.
Read More

How to Age in Place

April 28, 2023
Questions to help prepare for aging in place.
Read More
Let Us Help You Through This

Reach Out Now

What Sets Us Apart
We understand this process can be difficult. We ease you through it with your best interest in mind.

Legal problems are extremely stressful, especially when your family, your health, or your freedom are at stake. At this point in time, you may not even be sure what kinds of questions you need to ask a lawyer, but that’s entirely normal. Whether your situation involves family law, estate planning, elder law, a criminal charge, or a personal injury, we will start by giving you all the information you need.

The way we see it, you deserve to get this information directly from an expert. That’s why we make it easy for you to get in touch with your lawyer, and we never ask you to sit down with a paralegal or assistant instead.

As our relationship continues, we will keep you updated about the status of your case every step of the way. Your lawyer will reach out regularly to tell you about any new developments, and he will also be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the process.

Join Our eNewsletter

Stay informed and updated by subscribing to our eNewsletter!
Subscribe Now!
Law Offices of Claude S. Smith, III

805 Bigley Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

Get Directions
Integrity Marketing Solutions - Estate Planning Marketing
Powered by