Estate, Trust & Fiduciary Law

PROTECT YOUR LEGACY

Estate planning and fiduciary law has been a major focus of our firm since its inception. We provide counsel in drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, planning for the succession of the family business from one generation to the next, and planning to minimize or eliminate estate taxes. Every client has their own family, their own assets to be left to that family, and their own desires for how their estate should be handled, and our goal is to structure a client’s estate planning documents to accomplish each client’s goals and desires.

We are glad to assist in the administration of both small and large estates. Just as every client is different, every estate administration is different although many filings, court requirements, and estate administration steps are similar. Our goal is to advise the personal representative of each estate how to administer the estate in the most efficient and timely manner.

Our firm also regularly advises executors and trustees in fiduciary law matters and assists in disputes that arise in estates and trusts.

  • Estate Planning & Administration

    • Will
    • Trust
    • Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills
    • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Estate, Trust & Fiduciary Disputes

    • Will Caveats and other Estate Disputes
    • Fiduciary Litigation
    • Elder Abuse by Agent under Power of Attorney
  • Trust Administration

  • Guardianships

Professionals

Michael S. Batts

Joseph L. Bell, Jr.

Joseph G. Mckellar

Benjamin D. Carter

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