We have extensive experience assisting clients in their estate planning and probate needs. Whether drafting wills and durable powers of attorney, establishing trusts, or creating lifetime giving strategies, we strive to ensure the distribution of our clients’ assets according to their wishes. With respect to probate matters, we are here to counsel personal representatives, administrators, guardians, conservators, family and friends of the deceased or disabled person through what can be a difficult and emotional process.
We offer a full array of estate planning and probate services, including:
Our attorneys represent clients in litigation matters and other disputes concerning probate, wills, and trusts. Below are some examples of the cases that we have handled in this area:
Probate Estates & Administration
Conservatorships for Disabled Adults
Guardianships for Disabled or Minor Children
Will Contests & Disputes
Trust Matters & Disputes
Probate Litigation & Disputes
Drafting Powers of Attorney
Drafting Revocable Trusts
Drafting Irrevocable Trusts
Drafting Charitable Trusts & Charitable Planning
Drafting Prenuptial Agreements
Wills and Trusts
Our attorneys assist clients in preparing wills and trusts that meet the clients’ estate planning goals and needs. Our attorneys have extensive experience in preparing a variety of trusts, including: (i) revocable living trusts; (ii) irrevocable trusts (including irrevocable life insurance trusts); (iii) special needs trust; (iv) asset protection trusts; and (v) charitable trusts.
Our attorneys assist trustees in administering trust estates, including making sure that the trust is being administered in accordance with applicable state and/or federal laws. Our attorneys also assist clients with removing and replacing trustees of trusts and with trust modification matters.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients in administering a decedent’s testate or intestate estate from the opening through the closing of the estate.
Our attorneys assist clients in preparing and negotiating prenuptial agreements.
Powers of Attorney
Our attorneys have experience preparing various types of powers of attorneys for our clients, including financial powers of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney.
Our attorneys assist clients in filing for the appointment of a guardian for minor children who need assistance with financial matters and/or healthcare issues.
Our attorneys have the capability and experience to assist entertainment industry clients with their estate planning and probate needs involving unique assets such as intellectual property and royalty income. We also assist clients in recapturing copyrights pursuant to U.S. copyright law.
Our attorneys assist clients in filing for the appointment of a conservator for disabled adults who are not able to make their own financial and/or healthcare decisions.