Estate Planning and Probate
Today, many people have complex estates, owning multiple pieces of property, a business, or having blended families. In addition, as we age, it is necessary for us to be thoughtful about health care and financial decisions to be made on our behalf, while we are alive. Developing a plan for your estate is the smart and thoughtful thing to do for your heirs. Our attorneys counsel clients in the best way to carry out their wishes with estate plans utilizing basic documents such as wills, trusts, medical and financial powers of attorney and marital property agreements. In addition, we utilize more sophisticated approaches to protect your assets such as irrevocable life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships and charitable foundations, and trusts, all of which can have favorable tax implications for you. We will tailor a plan that is specific and personal to your unique needs and wishes and will minimize disputes among your beneficiaries.
Our representation doesn’t end with the documents, but continues in assisting the family or beneficiaries in the administration of a decedent’s estate or trust.