wills and estates

 

Our firm is experienced in all aspects of estate planning and estate administration.

Wills:   Do you need a will? Although the prospect of planning for the time after one's own death can seem daunting, we can guide you through this process and set your mind at ease. We will take the time to discuss your situation with you, and determine what best suits you, whether that be a simple will, or a more complex plan that could include revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, or guardianships.  We can also assist you in the preparation of Living Wills and Powers of Attorney, or any other aspect of estate planning.  Proper estate planning will give you peace of mind, knowing that you are caring for the needs of your loved ones, and will ensure the smooth transition of assets from one generation to the next.

Estate administration:  We have decades of experience in handling estates. The period immediately following the death of a loved one is difficult and the legal requirements can be confusing, adding to the stress being experienced by family and friends.  We can make this difficult time more bearable by providing guidance through every step of the legal process of administering an estate, from the initial probating the will, through the assembling of the information necessary to prepare the appropriate inheritance and estate tax returns, to  the final distribution and closing the estate.  We are also experienced in will and trust contests and estate litigation.