Areas of Practice

Family Law

Estate Planning

Following a divorce is an excellent time to review your estate plan to ensure that your assets will benefit your loved ones and not your former spouse. Whether or not you have a will, there is a plan in place that determines what will happen to your assets at the time of your death. If you don’t know what that plan is, you should speak with a qualified attorney to determine what may be necessary to allow your loved ones to manage your estate in the event of your death. Planning for what happens in the event of your death, while not a pleasant thought, is just as if not more important if you are single or happily married, particularly if you have minor children. Take charge of your own affairs and don’t leave the future of your loved ones in doubt.


Probate refers to the process of administering the estate of someone who has died either with or without a will. If the person had a will, ordinarily it will be filed for probate by the individual named in the will as the executor. If the person did not have a will, ordinarily a close family member will assume the responsibility for filing to administer the estate. If you have had a close family member die, you need to know your rights and understand the process involved in administering their estate.


The best time to prepare for an appeal is before the final order is entered in your case. But even if the court has entered a final order in your case, there may still be options available to you if you did not receive the result you should have in your case. Doug Hill has handled over a dozen appeals involving divorce, modification, and other family law issues, as well as contested probate matters. If you are considering an appeal there are strict deadlines that must be met, so contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your situation and know your rights.