Estate Planning Services Offered by the Senior Citizens’ Law Office

 

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Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil practice habeas corpus law in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he has been a solo practitioner for more than 20 years. When he’s not busy protecting the rights of his clients, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil helps his Albuquerque community by supporting such organizations as the Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO).

Since 1983, SCLO has provided free legal services to people over the age of 60 who live in Torrance, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval Counties. In addition to these free services, the organization also helps individuals complete their estate planning for a reduced fee. The estate planning services offered by SCLO include simple wills, simple probates, and transfer on death deeds. These services are primarily offered to residents over 60 in the above four counties, but SCLO also works people under the age of 60 in other counties for a slightly higher rate.

For people in Sandoval, Valencia, Bernalillo, and Torrance counties who are 60 years old or older, the cost of a setting up a simple will is $200 for a single person and $300 for a couple. This price increases to $260 and $360, respectively, for people under the age of 60 and people living outside of SCLO’s four-county area. Meanwhile a transfer on death deed costs $100 each, as does a Quit Claim deed with estate planning, for people in the organization’s four-county area.

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Senior Citizens Law Office’s Support of LGBT Individuals

 

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Senior Citizens Law Office
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The recipient of a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil currently serves as an Albuquerque-based attorney who specializes in habeas corpus law. Beyond his work as a defense lawyer, Geoffrey Scovil supports a variety of Albuquerque non-profit organizations, including the Senior Citizens Law Office (SCLO).

In addition to its advocacy and free legal services for seniors, SCLO operates the Pride in Aging Project, which was designed to provide support to LGBT seniors and raise awareness about the unique issues and concerns they face in gaining access to long-term care and housing, among other services. Additionally, SCLO supports of the Administration on Aging-funded National Resource Center (NRC) on LGBT Aging.

Established in 2010, the NRC on LGBT Aging is the United States’ first and only resource center created to improve the quality and quantity of services offered to LGBT senior citizens. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in conjunction with 18 relevant organizations, and provides educational resources and technical assistance to aging providers.

For more information, visit www.lgbtagingcenter.org.

Reduced-Fee Estate Planning From the Senior Citizens’ Law Office

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Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney Geoffrey Scovil works as a solo practitioner who focuses on habeas corpus law. In this capacity, he protects the constitutional rights of his clients and handles such matters as improper sentencing. Outside of work, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil supports Albuquerque-area organizations such as the Senior Citizens’ Law Office.

Since 1983, the Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has been providing legal assistance to seniors at least 60 years old. The organization also provides estate planning services at a reduced rate. These include helping clients with simple wills, uncontested probates, and “transfer on death” deeds. The organization also offers powers of attorney for financial and health care decisions.

SCLO’s estate planning services are available to seniors living in the New Mexico counties of Valencia, Torrance, Bernalillo, and Sandoval. Simple wills cost $200 for a single person or $300 for a couple, and can be accompanied by a specific will bequest, minor’s trust, or transfer on death deed (TODD) revocation for $25 each. TODD services are available for $100 each, as are quitclaim deed with estates.

Individuals under the age of 60 or living outside of the four counties served by SCLO can still receive estate planning services from the organization. However, the cost of wills increases to $260 for a single person and $360 for a couple, while TODD and quitclaim deed services rise to $150. SCLO also charges these individuals for powers of attorney, cremation forms, and probate services.