Plan Your Estate To Preserve Assets; Manage Probate To Respect Wishes
Estate planning and probate are two sides of the same coin. Each has its time and place. Naturally, most of us may realize that estate planning is largely for the sake of others – but it is also for our peace of mind. We may also realize that probate representation helps us take care of final affairs for someone who has passed away – but it also protects us from accusations of breach of fiduciary duties. Estate planning and probate law, then, is truly intergenerational in nature.
At Messick Law, PLLC, we help clients see both sides of the equation and understand the purpose of each facet and requirement of estate planning and administration. Our lawyers are here to guide you effectively, thoroughly and efficiently through any estate-related matter, including estate litigation.
Tackling Your Will, Trusts, Powers Of Attorney And Probate Administration Needs
We often help clients create and update their wills, establish trusts, create business succession plans, set up guardianships, prepare powers of attorney and, overall, put their estate plans in order. We also represent both plaintiffs and defendants in will contests as well as in other types of estate litigation.
When we have a client who is a trustee or has been named as an executor or personal representative, we guide them step by step through probate and estate administration duties.
People often come to us with questions such as, “My father or mother died, and I got a notice that my brother is in charge of the estate. What does that mean for me?” Our experience and depth of knowledge allow us to get to the heart of a matter quickly and set our clients at ease, arming them with the understanding and tools that they need for each unique situation.
As we advise and represent clients in estate and probate cases, their needs often overlap with some of our firm’s areas of focus such as the management of special needs trusts and other elder law matters. We can help you revise your estate plan after a marriage, divorce or the birth of your first child. We serve clients throughout their life cycles.
Discover What Draws Others To Our Firm
We look forward to helping you recognize and understand what you need to do – and then helping you put a plan into action.