Every adult individual, regardless of their economic status should have an estate plan. Estate plans range from the basic Simple Will, Living Will and Power of Attorney to more complex estate plans for when the client’s total value of assets is high enough to implicate the Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes. Each client should have an estate plan tailored to achieve his or her goals. At Miller Law Offices we deliver sound advice to clients in estate planning and probate administration law.
Our attorneys handle estate planning and probate administration, which includes the following:
- Will/Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Orderly distribution of assets
- Will contests
- Inheritance Tax
Estate planning and probate administration are linked together, but they do have their differences. In estate planning, individuals and/or businesses map out where and what they want to happen to themselves, their legal property, and their assets. Specifically we can draft wills and trusts (revocable and irrevocable).
- Durable General Power of Attorney and
- Durable Health Care Power of Attorney.
Each document is used to designate an agent to act on your behalf. The General POA is for matters such as handling your finances, buying and/or selling real estate, purchasing health or life insurance, managing investment accounts, and similar. A Heath Care POA is used for matters such as admitting a person into a hospital or health facility, hiring and firing health care professionals and making decisions regarding medical care and treatment.
An individuals’ will is put into effect and orderly distribution of assets occurs. This is the phase when inheritance tax is paid and where will contest may occur.
Our Pennsylvania estate planning attorneys understand the complexities that go into estate planning and probate administration. They help their clients understand what they need to do in order to protect what they have worked so hard for. Our lawyers will litigate matters if necessary to ensure that their clients wishes are carried out.
In order to tailor an estate plan to achieve your goals, our estate planning attorneys need you to provide them with some basic personal, family and financial information before the initial consultation.