About the Firm
Reputable Albuquerque Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Protects Your Family
Providing comprehensive assistance for legacy matters in New Mexico
To protect the property you’ve amassed over a lifetime and ensure it passes to those of your choosing, it is important to ensure that your affairs are in order, with a comprehensive estate plan. As an experienced estate planning attorney, Susan K. Tomita can help you select and draft the appropriate documents to specify your wishes and goals. My firm can also guide estate representatives through the probate process to ensure the deceased’s estate is settled efficiently and legally. I have represented Albuquerque residents in estate planning and elder law matters since 1980. From drafting wills and trusts to explaining Medicaid issues, I have the skill and experience to help you and your family.
Areas of Practice
Handling estate planning and elder law cases in Albuquerque
My firm represents clients in estate planning
matters relating to:
- Wills, trusts and probate — A will allows you to express your final wishes, so it is the cornerstone of a solid estate plan. I help clients to draft clear and valid documents that specify how their assets are to be distributed upon their death. Wills can also specify guardianships and conservatorships to provide for the care of minor children and vulnerable adults. I also help clients to establish trusts, which offer different options and the benefit of bypassing probate. And for clients who are charged with administering an estate, I guide them through the probate process to ensure the decedent’s wishes are followed.
- Advance directives and powers of attorney — An advance directive specifies your wishes for life-sustaining treatment, such as resuscitation or other measures, in the event you cannot do so. A power of attorney transfers authority to a person you’ve designated to handle legal issues relating to your finances and healthcare in the event of an emergency. I can assist with drafting both kinds of documents so you have peace of mind.
- Elder law — I represent seniors and their families in a wide range of elder law issues, including help with Medicare and Medicaid benefits and long-term care planning.
In all of these areas, I draw on more than 35 years of experience guiding the people of New Mexico to a positive resolution that protects their assets and loved ones.
Contact an experienced Albuquerque, New Mexico estate planning and elder law attorney.
If you have estate planning or elder law needs in New Mexico, turn to Susan K. Tomita. To learn more about how I can help and to schedule a consultation at my Albuquerque office, call me at 505-445-2597 or contact me online