Wills & Estates

Our law firm has  a long history of helping families navigate
through the legal issues surrounding the death of a loved one.

Our Services include:

Drafting Last Wills

Preparing Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills

Advice on elder and Medicaid Planning issues, transfer of assets questions

Estate administration and accountings, probate of estates, administrations, Court appearances.

Do I Need A Will?

For most people, a Will (Last Will and Testament) is a critical planning tool. It will allow you to leave your property (probate estate) to the people who you chose, in the amounts and percentages that you chose. You can also select your personal representative (your Executor) in your Will. This person will be in charge of settling your estate after your death. Contact one of our attorneys to make sure your will is what you want and is in proper form and is executed with the necessary formalities. We will be happy to help you and your family with this important task, and will provide you with professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity, at a very reasonable legal fee.

What About Powers of Attorney?

Our attorneys can draft a power of attorney for you or your family member that will allow a person of your choice to sign legal or financial documents on your behalf. The Power of Attorney document will expire when the “Principal” dies, but will survive and can be used effectively during the Principals lifetime, even if the person becomes disabled.

Health Care Proxies and Living Wills:

We can advise you and your family on the circumstances where each of these documents can be helpful to you. If you have a family member, such as a spouse or adult child, whom you trust implicitly, a HCP can be a critically important document to have on hand when your family member is dying and unable to communicate his or her wishes to their medical providers. We can also help guide your HCP’s decision by preparing a Living Will for you.

Medicaid Planning and Elder Law

In order to preserve assets for your family after your death, sometimes it is advisable to make transfers during your lifetime. If you decide to transfer your house to family members, for example, we can “reserve” a “life estate” which would guarantee your right to stay in your house for the rest of your life—and still keep the benefits such as your school tax reductions. Give us a call.

Contact us for your consultation!

Let us know how we can help you. All correspondence is confidential.

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