Wills, Trusts and Estates

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Wills, Trusts and estates is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers decedents' estates and probate; wills and intestacy; estates and future interests in property; trusts, gifts, and powers; annuities; and charitable bequests.
Half of Americans don't have any of the most basic estate planning documents, including a will and financial and medical powers of attorney, needed to protect them (and their assets) if they're incapacitated. Many of these people are deterred by the legal cost and mistaken believed that those without large assets didn't need to plan. Don't be one of these without a plan. The truth is that estate planning documents do not have to be expensive, and the money spent will most likely save you and your loved ones much frustration and money.
We can also draft living trust documents to shield your estate from the often lengthy and expensive probate court process. Probate covers admission of a will to probate and the subsequent proceedings, including the appointment and duties of a personal representative, procedures in probate, and ancillary proceedings.