Trust and Estate Law
Trust and Estate law concerns the protection of a client’s assets during their lifetime and the distribution of those assets after their death. The primary objective of estate planning for our clients is to be able to leave behind a legacy by making use of a variety of estate planning tools including wills and trusts coupled with strategies to help reduce probate fees as well as state and federal taxes.
Trust and Probate Litigation
Trusts and Probate Litigation is the specialized practice of law that involves the resolution or litigation of trust, estate, and protective proceedings. This type of litigation encompasses a variety of matters, including such issues as contested wills, claims of breached fiduciary duties by trustees, disputing a trust, or addressing incapacity or undue influence. LEARN MORE
Trust Administration is the process of helping a successor trustee to administer the assets of a decedent’s trust. Administering a trust requires that the trustee follow the words of the trust and their fiduciary duties under the law. LEARN MORE
Probate administration is the legal process for reviewing the assets of a deceased individual and deciding inheritors. The process begins when the deceased’s will and death certificate are filed together with probate forms. LEARN MORE
Probate and Estate Administration
The process of closing an estate is overseen by the state’s probate court system. This process ensures that an estate is properly settled and that all property is distributed to beneficiaries. Estate administration is the process undertaken by a specifically-named individual, either an executor, trustee, or court-appointed administrator, to manage all of the details involved in settling an estate. LEARN MORE