Kristen 2024

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Probate Paralegal
Fiduciary Department Manager

As the probate administrator, Kristen assists families after the death of a loved one by steering them through the probate process and balancing family dynamics.  She works with the Personal Representatives (Executors) of Estates to complete the necessary court paperwork and to communicate with third parties such as creditors, title companies, investment firms/banks and tax preparers.  

Suzanne and Kristen have worked together for over two decades, completing estate and distribution plans for hundreds of individuals and estates. They have found equal satisfaction in providing legal representation in a wide variety of estate issues – from preserving family assets by transfer to children, to local or national charities or finding homes for a family pet due to unexpected death of the owner. 

When not at work, Kristen is busy with her jewelry/craft business Tide’s Edge Keepsakes, beach-combing, kayaking and gardening. 


"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -J.R.R. Tolkien