Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Probate
Whether you need to administer the estate of a loved one through the probate process or if you need to devise your own will and estate plan, call us for trusted advice. Our expert attorneys will guide you through the estate planning, trust creation, and probate processes.
Wills and Estate Planning
Everyone should have a will. A properly executed will can ensure your assets – large and small – are distributed according to your wishes.
Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can also advise you as to the pros and cons of trusts and how to develop an estate plan most advantageous to your heirs. If nursing home care is on the horizon, we can help you avoid Medicaid planning pitfalls. Our attorneys can also work together with your accountant, tax advisor, or financial planner to make sure that your entire asset plan is coordinated.
We can also help you by drafting power of attorney, health care representative, and living will documents to put your mind at ease. These documents help your loved ones carry out your preferences in business, financial, and medical matters.
We can help you establish Guardianship Directives so that you have a plan in place for custody and guardianship of your children should something happen to you.
Transfer on Death Deeds
Transfer on Death is a relatively new development in real estate law enabling you to guarantee transfer of title to your family members or others, upon your death, avoiding both probate and the complexity of trusts. We can explain the advantages of this new option and help you decide whether this is the right choice for you.
Probate and estate administration
nWhen you are faced with assets to be handled in the event of the death of a loved one, we will help you through the process with personal attention, expeditiously, and as economically as possible. There are special procedures to streamline “small estates” that cost less and have shorter delays.