Estate Planning & Litigation
Depending upon the size of the estate and how that estate will be distributed, estate planning can be simple or complex. The will is the most basic document traditionally used to make testamentary gifts and other dispositions of property, as well as to appoint a guardian for minor children when necessary. Today, revocable living trusts, testamentary trusts, and more exotic instruments are increasingly being used to take advantage of favorable tax treatment and provide flexibility in estate planning. A comprehensive estate plan will also address issues of incapacity through the use of trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives.
Attorneys at the firm advise clients on the myriad of issues inherent in estate planning and create an estate plan that meets the clients’ goals and objectives. The firm also offers efficient probate and estate administration services. When disputes arise as to the validity or existence of a will, trust, or other instrument, our experienced civil litigators engage in appropriate estate litigation, such as to challenge or defend a will contest or other matter.