This site is designed to provide information on estate planning documents like wills, durable powers of attorney, and revocable living trusts. To understand what estate planning services you may need, you need to start with a basic knowledge of the probate system and today’s legal and tax environment. Our goal is to provide fundamental information so that you can make informed decisions regarding your own estate planning needs.
We provide our clients with quality estate planning services at affordable prices. A revocable living trust is usually the foundation of most estate planning, but a complete estate plan also needs to include pour-over wills, durable powers of attorney, advanced health care directives, and other related documents depending on your needs, desires, and specific family situation.
Many people put off doing estate planning because they think it might be too expensive. Some lawyers have a reputation for being “high priced.” We understand that and we want to be different. Most of our legal fees are based on flat rate pricing from simple one page documents to the traditional estate planning packages. We offer discounts for many organizations including AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) members. We are also preferred legal service providers and provide discounted legal fees for police, fire, and teachers’ associations. We also offer those discounts to new clients who are referred to us by our existing clients. See our pricing page for more information.
Throughout this web site you will find a lot of information about estate planning, probate, taxes, trusts, trust administration and more. Each page will give an overview of the topic and give examples of how the documents work. If you are already pretty estate-planning savvy, you may want to jump to specific topics in the menu above.
Trusts and Estate Planning
Whether you have a large or modest estate, estate planning allows you to control how your assets will be transmitted to your loved ones. We help you control the distribution of your estate, save money and provide for your family and heirs.
Settling a living trust is usually very easy and attorney involvement can be minimal. However, there are some formalities involved that may be better handled by an attorney. We are available to assist where needed in settling or the administration of trusts.
When estate planning is done properly, there is no probate. However, the fact is that many people never quite get around to doing their estate planning before something happens. We also handle probate in those situations where probate cannot be avoided.