Estate Planning

We understand that you have worked very hard for what you have earned, and you can trust Mark T. Blake to help you protect and preserve your hard earned money. While estate planning can be an uncomfortable topic, it is important that you plan early and effectively – no matter how large or how small your estate currently is.Effective estate planning, involving the use of simple wills, revocable and irrevocable living trusts, durable powers of attorney and advanced health care directives can ensure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes as efficiently as possible, while minimizing the estate tax burden on your loved ones. Prudent estate planning now will save your beneficiaries a lot of time, worry, and trouble in the future. Mark will ensure that your final instructions are fulfilled and that your loved ones are taken care of per your wishes.A typical estate plan might include a revocable inter vivos trust, pour over wills, property management durable power of attorneys, health care power of attorney (advance health care directives), master assignment of personal property assets to the trust, certification of trust,quitclaim deed transferring your primary residence to the trust, recordation of the quitclaim deed,and final instructions regarding the estate planning documents.
In addition to estate planning, wills, and trusts, Mark provides guidance and legal representation related to contested wills and probate if you have lost a loved one. The probate court process can be difficult to understand and frustrating. If you have questions regarding your estate and probate needs, contact Mark for outstanding estate planning and probate legal services.
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Family Law

The legal, emotional and financial decisions involved in a divorce are multifaceted and have a lifelong impact on you and your children. Mark assists his clients with legal issues dealing with Divorce, Separation, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Order Enforcement and Modification, Pre-Marital & Marital Agreements, among other things. You can trust that Mark T. Blake will work tirelessly to obtain the best results possible in your case, so you and your family can move on with what is most important – life.

General Civil Trial Law

Sometimes people just can’t resolve their business disputes. Although Mark focuses on estate planning and family law, he has successfully represented various parties in business litigation. Let Mark help you get what you are entitled to.