Estate Planning & Probate

Our firm has extensive experience in estate planning, probate, and elder law issues. We represent individuals, couples, businesses, and families with co-owned properties of every type.

When we think of estate planning, it is just as it sounds—a plan for your estate. We often think of a will as part of an estate plan. However, there are many other components to a proper estate plan including a health care directive and a power of attorney. If you own you a business (or part of a business) you will have additional estate planning needs to consider, including a business succession plan. If your estate is particularly complex, one of the many forms of trusts may be necessary. If you co-own property with others, such as a family cabin or recreational property, we can address those unique issues as well.

We offer estate planning packages specifically tailored to your needs and goals at a flat fee. Whether your estate is small and simple or great and complex, everyone needs to have a plan in place.

Probate is about the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person. Probate can be expensive, time consuming, and stressful for those who have recently lost a loved one. We have handled probate administration for many years and we can guide you and your family through the process.

Proper estate planning may help you to avoid probate altogether. We can counsel you in your estate plan concerning the reasons why probate should be avoided or if, in your case, probate would be the preferred alternative. Either way, taking control of your estate and understanding the probate process is a gift we can all give to those we leave behind.

We understand that this conversation may be uncomfortable. Many avoid estate planning precisely because it is rather uncomfortable. Our compassionate staff and attorneys understand and will gently guide you through the process. Contact us today and take control of your estate.