Wills and Trusts

Let us help you customize your will or living trust for your unique situation.  Leave gifts and property to your family and friends in a way that will serve them best, including delayed access for those who aren't yet ready to manage their cash or property.   

Powers of Attorney

Leave clear instructions to your healthcare providers in case of your incapicatation. Don't burden loved ones with these difficult decisions at their time of grief if you become seriously ill or injured. Appoint someone  to make financial decisions for you in the event you are unable to do so through injury or illness.

Charitable Giving

Make sure you continue to support those organizations you loved in life, whether that's your church, your school, or some other group working to improve the lives of others.

Probate Administration

Closing an estate can seem overwhelming. We'll guide you through the steps required to dispose of the property and pay the bills left by your friend or family member.

FAQs

How much does it cost to get a simple will?   A simple will, plus other basic end-of-life documents such as medical directives and financial powers of attorney, can be developed for as little as $600, depending on the complexity of your situation.  Call today for a free appointment to discuss your goals and opportunities.  


What happens if I die without a will?  Your property will pass to your family members in an order of priority determined by the state in which you last resided.  You will have no control over how your property is handled.


What is a "living trust"?  A living trust, also known as a revocable trust, is a legal document permitting you to change ownership of assets for your benefit during your lifetime. When you die, your trustee will pass your property to your beneficiaries in the manner you have chosen. While alive, you're in charge - you can change or terminate your revocable trust at any time. 


Arent't trusts just for high-value estates?  No. People with only one or two assets can benefit from putting their property into trust.  For instance, putting out-of-state real estate into a living trust is a common method of avoiding the need for ancillary probate.    


I own my own business.  What happens to it when I die?  Business succession or sale is an important part of estate planning.  A buy-sell agreement can help keep your business going and manage its transition at the time of your death or disability.


WARNING:  This website is not designed to offer legal advice.  Please consult an attorney to help you create a will or estate plan or to engage in estate administration.