Every individual has thoughts and plans as to how, and to whom, they desire their assets to be given at their death. If those thoughts and plans are not properly reduced to writing and funding, the State will determine who will succeed to your assets. There are few other areas of the law that are as complicated, confusing, and potentially devastating to your thoughts and plans as the laws dealing with estates and gifts. Our experience is geared to assisting you in developing a proper plan, reducing that plan to writing, and, as necessary, assisting you in the proper means of funding portions of that plan. We are experienced in structuring and creating numerous vehicles as part of an effective estate plan such as trusts, family limited partnerships, GRATs, GRUTs, defective sales, and private foundation.
When the inevitable occurs, we will assist your estate, your family, and your heirs through the probate process. We have extensive experience in assisting your executor with the process and filing all necessary filings with the courts; giving necessary notice to heirs, creditors, and mortgage holders; and placing the heirs and other beneficiaries in possession of the property that you’ve given them. We are also experienced in establishing the trusts that you dictate and seeing that those trusts are properly funded.
If a legitimate dispute should arise — whether it be with your estate or an estate that you have an interest in — we can assist in resolving those dispute, even if it requires action through the court system.