Most people, young or old, do not find contemplating or planning for their own death appealing. The idea of finality and loss is painful and therefore often avoided.  The process requires a person or family to “think about the unthinkable”.

However, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced estate planning lawyer to plan for a smooth transfer of assets to your husband or wife, your children, your grandchildren, your favorite charity, or other members of your family. Only through careful planning can you ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. For most people, this means preparing a plan to transfer personal property to family members or charitable causes without delay or unnecessary expense (in other words, minimize estate taxes) for the recipients of assets after death.

Experienced staff can help you with addressing each person’s unique estate planning issues, including:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Living wills, health care proxies, such as advance directives, instruction directives and powers of attorney
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Elder law, such as long-term care
  • Loss of a family member who passed away without a will

My reasonable fees and willingness to meet you in your own home to discuss these matters are designed with our clients' convenience and needs in mind.