Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. However, good planning can tremendously save on time, cost, and expenses for those closest to you in navigating the probate process, and ensuring as many of your assets are available to be passed on to the next generation as possible.

When possible, our elder law attorneys can walk you through a number of the best techniques in effective estate planning. Many of these steps are simple, highly effective mechanisms you can accomplish on your own, that we are happy to share in our free initial consultation. We’re also readily familiar with more complex issues, such as preparing trust documents and litigating in probate court. Trust law is complex, and involves multiple state and federal law statutes, but mastery of this area can provide tremendous advantages in dealing with nursing home care, medicaid, and advance planning.

We have also streamlined our will creation process to require only a convenient fifteen to thirty minute meeting, and our packets include not just wills, but also critical supporting documents such as a living will, and a durable power of attorney for property. We are also happy to counsel our clients on simple and practical steps like transfer on death designations and preservation of passwords and key documents, and have prepared a checklist which you can also take home with you. Our hope is that all of our clients can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have a thorough plan in place to manage all their affairs.