Through direct contact by our clients and in the context of our family law practice at the Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC, we are frequently asked questions concerning estate planning, trusts and wills. Are you interested in protecting what is yours? Would you like to ensure that your assets go to the right people upon your death? Are you prepared for the unexpected?
Our Montgomery County estate planning lawyers can answer your questions about wills, trusts and other estate planning tools. We also represent clients facing probate in the Pennsylvania courts. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you make the right decisions for you and your family.
Wills and Trusts From a Philadelphia Area Lawyer
Estate planning is not only for the elderly. It is part of a responsible way of life for all adults. Couples, parents, business partners and real estate owners realize they owe it to those who will survive them to make arrangements for a seamless transition of assets. They recognize the importance of setting up guardianships for children in the event that their minor children should be left without parents.
Preparing for the Unexpected
Death, physical incapacitation or the inability to handle one's own affairs can come suddenly and unexpectedly to anyone through serious accidents, violent assaults or other fatal events. Persons preparing to go overseas for military duty understand the importance of preparing life insurance, trusts and other documents to provide for their loved ones "just in case." As painful as it can be to contemplate personal disasters, it is also important to face the reality of the difficulties that people involved in our business and family partnership agreements could face if we fail to plan ahead thoughtfully.
We help clients create estate plans that meet their goals for the future, including drafting and reviewing:
- Trusts, including revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Living wills/advanced directives for health care
- Durable powers of attorney
- Pet trusts
Probate and Estate Administration
Losing a loved one is emotional enough without having to suffer the stress of probating his or her estate. Our Pennsylvania probate attorneys provide legal support to individuals involved in the probate process, including helping executors, administrators and family members:
- Identify heirs and other beneficiaries
- Pay creditors
- Inventory the estate
- Handle estate taxes
- Interpret will language
- Administer trusts
- Defend against probate litigation, such as will contests
For Peace of Mind in Family and Business Life
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC, in Rockledge, offer a comprehensive array of contractual agreements, which will allow for asset protection for spouses, children and business partners when the time comes.
Contact our Philadelphia wills and trust attorneys for more information about how we can help you avoid probate by preparing a simple will, a living revocable trust, special needs trusts and durable powers of attorney tailored to your particular family partnership agreement and business contract needs. Let us help you prepare an advanced medical directive ("living will") to complete your estate planning package.
Please also see our FAQ on estate planning, "What Is Estate Planning?"