ATTORNEY AT LAW

ESTATE PLANNING

The purpose of estate planning is to arrange for the smooth management and distribution of your assets, both before and after death.  Absent proper planning, your estate will have to go through probate, the expensive and very public legal proceeding whereby a judge determines who is entitled to your assets.

 

In addition, a good estate plan will nominate guardians for minor children, and provide for their care while protecting the estate.

 

What’s wrong with probate?  It’s expensive, public, and long.  By statute, an attorney’s fee for a basic $300,000 estate can exceed $9,000!  Everything you own is made a matter of public record.  Probate typically takes at least seven months to conclude, but can easily drag on for years.  In most cases, a trust is necessary to avoid probate. Please click a topic below to learn more.

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