Estate Planning & Estate Administration: Preparing For Your Family’s Future
Estate planning is not just for people with significant assets or those who are entering their twilight years. A comprehensive estate plan can be beneficial for families of all ages and all income levels. There are various tools that may be employed to help protect your assets, secure long-term care arrangements and help ensure that a trusted loved one will make decisions on your behalf should you ever be in a position where you’re unable to do so.
At Lamb Law Offices, our attorneys provide estate planning legal counsel to people throughout upstate New York. To schedule a consultation with our lawyers, call our law offices in Rochester at 585-325-6700.
Tailoring An Estate Plan Designed To Fit Your Needs
There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” estate plan. In fact, you should be wary of companies offering “canned” forms as they do not take into account the circumstances that are unique to your situation. We can help determine which tools will help best meet your needs. We can help with the establishment and amending of:
- Powers of attorney
Nobody knows what the future may hold. However, a properly drafted estate plan can help address some potential issues that may arise. As a family-owned law firm, we understand generational challenges and how to address the goals of a diverse group of families.
When a loved one dies, it is necessary to administer his or estate to ensure that any assets are properly distributed according to a will or, in the absence of a will, in accordance with the law. The court-supervised process is referred to as probate. There are a number of issues that may arise when it comes to probate and estate administration, and having skilled legal guidance on your side is essential to ensuring an orderly, timely settlement of an estate.
At Lamb Law Offices, our attorneys guide people through the probate and estate administration process one step at a time. To schedule a consultation with our lawyers, call our law offices in Rochester at 585-325-6700.
Helping Personal Representatives
If you are named a personal representative (sometimes known as an executor/executrix) of a loved one’s estate, the responsibility can feel overwhelming. Taking inventory of assets and property, dealing with tax issues and addressing leftover debts can be a difficult challenge. We can help ensure that you properly fulfill all of your legal obligations while avoiding potential pitfalls.
Resolving Estate Litigation Issues
The estate administration process does not always go smoothly. In some cases, other family members may contest a will or otherwise raise issues that can lead to estate litigation. We can help resolve these difficult matters, outside of court when possible, or through the litigation process if that is the only way to reach a resolution.