Common Client Questions

TRUSTS & ESTATES LAW

Estate planning and divorce mediation are complimentary areas of the law. Many clients that we mediate require estate planning services after their divorce. Who will be the guardians of the children if both spouses cease? Who will make healthcare decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated? A question we ask all our clients to consider and especially when in the middle of a divorce proceeding where that decision could still be made by the spouse they intend to divorce.

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  • Wills

  • Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts

  • Power of Attorneys

  • Advanced Medical Directives

  • Health Care Proxy

  • Living Wills

  • Special Needs Trusts

Estate Planning can be daunting and intimidating. We will meet with you, assess your assets, understand your wishes and develop the plan to meet your needs, every step of the way.

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Who should I name guardian to my children?

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Should my children have access to all of my estate when they reach adulthood?

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Can my Trustee live outside the United States?

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Should my guardian and trustee be the same person?

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Do I need a trust if I have only a 'small' estate?

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What kind of work will I need to do to maintain a trust?

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Do I need to update my trust anytime I buy or sell property?

Anytime there is a life event! 

This is completely dependent upon the individuals in your life. We can help you determine the right person after our initial consultation 

We can assist you in making the right choice in light of your personal circumstances. 

Yes, however we may need to discuss the nuances this dynamic would create and tailor a plan to address them.

They can be. In doing so can alleviate certain potential issues but may give rise to even larger others.

The size of your estate is irrelevant in consider the effect of a simple probate avoidance trust.

This entirely depends on the type of trust you are creating. We can detail all requirements in our consultation.