WILLS, TRUSTS, & ESTATES

ASSET PROTECTION

Unfortunately, we live in a highly litigious society. Any number of people may want to take assets away from you and the people you love, as well as thwart your wishes regarding how your money is used now and in the future. These people could include former spouses and their children, sons or daughters-in-law, former business associates, unscrupulous predators and creditors, to name a few.

PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION

Probate is a lengthy, complicated and often frustrating process, made all the more difficult by the grief that accompanies losing a loved one. While much of our practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families avoid probate, we can guide your family through this difficult process with compassion and sensitivity.

In addition, we can work with your executors, personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries on all aspects of estate and trust administration.

ESTATE PLANNING

Not everyone takes the time to develop an estate plan. But everybody does, in fact, have one. How is this possible? Because if you don’t create an estate plan, the IRS and the state in which you reside will simply make one for you, and neither of them is focused on minimizing taxes or looking out for the best interests of you and your loved ones.