Estate Planning and Probate

Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients in their estate planning and probate needs.  Whether drafting wills and durable powers of attorney, establishing and administering trusts, or creating lifetime giving strategies, our attorneys strive to ensure the distribution of our clients’ assets according to their wishes.

With respect to probate matters, we’re here to counsel personal representatives, family and friends of the deceased through what can be a difficult and emotional process. If you’ve got questions, let us be your guide.

 

Charitable Planning

Our attorneys assist clients in preparing the documents necessary to carry out their charitable goals—whether it be to assist a charity during the clients’ lifetime or upon the death of a client.

Probate Litigation

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:

  • Will contests
  • Actions to set aside lifetime transfers based on undue influence
  • Actions to construe, interpret, and modify wills and trusts
  • Actions by trustees for court instructions and directions
  • Legal malpractice actions involving preparation of wills
  • Actions involving Rule Against Perpetuities issues

    We also deals in

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    Conservatorships
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    Entertainment Estates
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    Guardianships
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    Powers of Attorney
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    Prenuptial Agreements
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    Probate Administration
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    Trust Administration
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    Wills and Trusts