Estate Planning

Have you decided that it is time to get your affairs in order in the event of your death or disability? Have you recently lost a loved one and been placed in charge of administering his or her estate?

At the Law Offices of Alfred Bennett, we take a personalized approach to estate planning and probate. When you turn to us, we take the time to listen to you. Our goal is to provide you with the outcome that meets the needs of you and your family.

Handling All Aspects of Estate Planning

What do you want to happen to your property when you pass on? Who do you want to be able to make medical and financial decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated? These are questions at the heart of estate planning. When building your estate plan, there are a variety of points to consider, including:

  • Wills 
  • Trusts, including Revocable Living Trusts and Special Needs Trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney and health care directives
  • Community property agreements
  • Probate avoidance
  • Estate tax avoidance
  • Will Contests
  • Elder law and medicaid planning
  • Guardianship issues

By learning about you, your assets and your family, we provide estate planning services that make sense for you.

Handling All Aspects of Probate and Estate Administration

The probate process can be surprisingly complicated. Our lawyers have the knowledge to guide you through the process efficiently and effectively. If probate can be avoided with affidavits and other legal procedures, we will help you do so.

We are ready to take on the challenges involved in estate litigation such as will contests resulting from accusations of fraud, duress, undue influence, or procedural errors. When estate disputes of this nature arise, we can advise you of your legal rights and represent you in any court action that needs to be taken.