Estate Planning/Probate

Just as life is complicated, so are the consequences of our inevitable deaths.

The period leading up to and after a loved one dies can be difficult and filled with sadness, and yet, it’s at this time that a family is confronted by a myriad of questions: How are outstanding debts to be paid, who pays them and from what? How will property be passed to heirs, who are those lawful heirs and what and where is the property? Will there be income tax? Death or estate taxes, and how and when must they paid?

The confusion, upset and expense caused by death can be minimized in a variety of ways. They can be minimized by advanced planning through the use of properly worded Trusts, Wills, Deeds and Powers-of-Attorneys. And following death, there are a variety of ways, both formal and informal, to ensure that a loved one’s property passes as efficiently and economically as possible to the intended heirs.

We have attorneys experienced both in crafting estate plans and ensuring, after one’s death, that property passes as intended. If you or someone you know would like to discuss estate planning options, or if you need assistance in administering a probate estate or Trust, one of our estate planning or probate lawyers would be pleased to speak with you.

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