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Estate Planning & Probate Administration

Estate planning and probate administration is important. Your attorney can function as not only a lawyer, but also as an advisor and fiduciary. At Owens, Schine, & Nicola, P.C., our attorneys help clients plan for the orderly disposition of their property, either before or after their death. A properly drafted estate plan is intended to provide for the orderly distribution of your assets to named beneficiaries after your death. A properly crafted estate plan can also protect your assets, as well as minimize any financial considerations or tax consequences. The proper handling of an estate can facilitate matters for the family and other beneficiaries.  Many estate plans also provide clear health care preferences for the end of your life. Attorneys at our office can be named by clients as executors of an estate, or assist executors with the probating of an estate. Our primary goal is to ensure that the wishes of the testator are properly carried out.

Many of our clients have sought to develop trusts to protect their financial assets. There are a variety of trusts that can be established on behalf of a client. These trusts and other appropriate documents may  include:

  • Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Special needs trusts
  • Marital deduction trusts

Our lawyers have also served as court-appointed conservators for elderly persons. As conservators, our attorneys may serve as administrators for the personal and financial affairs of elderly individuals.

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