Estate planning is a very important step in one’s life. Protecting your assets and planning for the future ultimately protects your family and protects your intent. Estate planning often involves protections that serve to formalize your desires when it comes to what you have gained throughout your life. The planning processes generally consist of a will, trust, powers of attorney, advanced health care directives, and ultimately trust administration or probate. There are many different ways to plan for the future and our extensive experience is tailored to your individual needs.
Estate litigation is when a dispute arises over the the administration of a trust or probate estate, usually between beneficiaries, omitted heirs, trustees, or third parties. Issues of undue influence, lack of capacity, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of a promise to make a will or leave an inheritance are common.