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  • Will & Trusts
  • Estate & Gift Tax Strategies
  • Asset Protection
  • Health Care Directives
  • Tax Planning
  • Probate

Estate Planning

Estate planning attorneys can help you plan for the future and the inevitability of death, preparing documents such as wills and trusts to govern your assets and specify your wishes.

Attorneys who practice in this area of law also assist clients with estate and gift tax strategies, wealth management, asset protection, health care directives, tax planning, planning for the costs of a funeral, and related matters.

The advice and direction of your estate planning attorney will be essential to implementing an estate plan that both disposes of your assets according to your wishes and meets your other objectives.

Probate

Probate lawyers deal with the legal process during which the assets an liabilities of a deceased person are transferred to the next generation. The process of fulfilling the wishes of the decedent are governed by the decedent's documents and the law.

The probate lawyer guides the Executor or Administrator of an estate through the process, assisting him/her in the orderly administration of the decedent's estate, assuming the assets of the estate are protected and final distribution of the assets are made in accordance with the terms of the will; or, in the absence of a will, in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution of the state.

Our probate lawyers also can address and resolve issues that relate to trusts and guardianships. Therefore, if you have legal issues pertaining to the probate process, a will contest action, a trust, or a guardianship, it is in your best interest to retain a probate lawyer who is well versed with the laws in your state.

Attorneys to Contact:

R. Mark Bibler, Partner

R. Mark Bibler, Partner

Randy L. Happeney, Partner

Randy L. Happeney, Partner

Bryan M. Everitt, Associate

Bryan M. Everitt, Associate

Brian D. Shonk, Managing Partner

Brian D. Shonk, Managing Partner

Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr. - Of Counsel

Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr. - Of Counsel

Nicholas R. Grilli, Partner

Nicholas R. Grilli, Partner