Areas of Specialty


Probate Law
  Probate is the legal process of transferring title of property from the deceased to their beneficiaries. The process is made simpler if a Last Will and Testament is involved, but it can also be accomplished without a Will.
James Joiner has been working in the Probate area for over 30 years (38 to be exact). He helps clients gather the deceased’s assets, pay their bills and then distribute the remainder to the beneficiaries. He has an excellent reputation of getting their probates accomplished properly and in a timely fashion.
Guardianship Law
  James Joiner has been involved with Guardianship practice for over 30 years, and has gone into it as a major part of his practice for 25 years. He helps families take care of their loved ones in the least restrictive environment possible. He has worked with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, investment houses, brokerages, banks and others to make sure that incompetent person is properly cared for and their assets are protected to help care for them in the best possible circumstance.
Medicaid Qualification
  James Joiner aids families in maintaining assets for parents or relatives who have to get nursing home or assisted living care. Medicaid allows certain assets to be kept by patients and still qualifies them for Medicaid. Additionally, they allow certain payments to relatives for care provided to the patient both before going into the structured living arrangement and they allow certain trusts (Qualified Income Trusts and Special Needs Trusts) that allow the patient to keep some assets to help them during their lives to provide for the patient while they live under Medicaid.
Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  James Joiner has been preparing Wills and Trusts for clients since he started his practice in 1972.