Decisions concerning the management of your assets and their disposition at death have far ranging impacts. Most people spend considerable time and effort making the best decision they can concerning the management of their business. Estate planning is an extension of the process. Failure to make an effective estate plan can cause unnecessary expenditure of resources, and significant family disruption. Despite the value of having an estate plan, many people procrastinate, or avoid the process all together.
We will take the time to understand your desires and circumstances, clarify your options, and work closely with you and your other key advisors to develop a plan that meets your goals and leaves you with peace of mind.
What can the lawyers at Williams, Meservy, and Lothspeich, LLP help me with?
- Simple Wills
- Complex Wills
- Charitable Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Trust Modifications
- Business Succession
- Probate and Estate Administration
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Guardianships and Conservatorships
What is probate?
Probate is the legal process that occurs after an individual passes away that settles the affairs of a decedent by identifying assets owned, paying claims and liabilities (including taxes) and distributing the decedent’s property to the person or persons entitled. A good will is the key to an efficient probate process arising from a person’s death.
Many family and business problems can be avoided or made much less difficult with thoughtful planning and properly drafted documents. Providing our clients peace of mind through the estate planning process is a major objective of our firm.