If you don’t have a will or trust, you’re effectively leaving the distribution of your assets to the vagaries of state law. Planning your estate is about caring for your loved ones, seeing they are provided for, and making sure your hard-earned property is distributed according to your wishes.
Your estate consists of all your property, including:
- your home and other real estate
- tangible personal property such as cars and furniture
- intangible property like insurance, bank accounts, stocks, and pension and social security benefits.
At Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer, we have the knowledge and expertise to wisely guide clients in complex estate and trust planning matters, including personal and business succession planning, protection and care of children and other dependents, and potential tax consequences, providing estate planning advice; formation of succession planning vehicles such as family partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies.
We offer advice and drafting for business succession planning; advice and representation of fiduciaries; litigation of disputed succession matters; preparation of various living documents, such as wills, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, powers of attorney and living wills; and assistance in managing elder care problems and costs.