Roach Leite is focused on helping our clients with all of their estate planning and probate needs, including wills, trusts, probate, planning for Medicaid eligibility and veteran’s benefits and other areas. We have substantial experience with estate and trust planning as well as trust and estate administration.
While it may be difficult to think about becoming incapacitated or dying, setting up a good estate and long-term care plan can help you to ensure that your wishes will be followed and that your family will be protected from potentially devastating expenses. Contact Roach Leite today to learn about how our local estate lawyers can help you with your estate planning needs.
What Is Estate Planning Law?
Estate planning law covers the practices, procedures, and laws that are associated with planning for how your estate will be handled in the event that you become incapacitated or pass away. This body of law includes the activities and roles of executors and administrators, the drafting and administration of wills, trusts and living trusts, the probate process, durable powers of attorney, do-not-resuscitate orders and other related issues.
The laws that control estate planning are primarily created on the state level, meaning that the law may be different depending on your state. Estate-related tax issues are governed by a combination of state and federal laws.
What Are Probate Lawyers, And What Do They Do?
Estate planning law firms that practice probate law help by advising personal representatives and estate beneficiaries about how to settle the affairs of the decedents. Probate lawyers are also known as estate lawyers and are responsible for helping personal representatives throughout the probate process.
The steps that may be involved in probating an estate will depend on the controlling state laws and the size of the estate. Many states have expedited processes available for smaller estates that contain no real estate.
Client-Centered Results for Complex Estate Law Issues
When you are ready to plan your estate, getting experienced and knowledgeable help from an estate planning lawyer is important. An attorney may advise you about the various estate planning tools that might be the most useful for your particular needs and estate size. Contact the law office of Roach Leite to schedule your consultation.
Common Estate Law Cases That We Handle
We handle all estate law case types. Some of the more common matters that we help our clients with include the following:
Power of attorney
Medical power of attorney
“Financial” Powers of Attorney
Lifetime giving programs
Minimizing probate costs
Planning for children’s and grandchildren’s education
Business succession planning
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts;
Life Insurance Trusts;
Special Needs Trusts;
Dynasty Trusts and Family Trusts;
Family Partnerships and Family Limited Liability Companies
Charitable Remainder Trusts;
To learn more about your estate planning needs and how we can help, call Roach Leite today.