Probate AND Estate Planning
Estate planning can ensure that clients' wishes are followed, should they pass away or become incapacitated. Without a legally-binding arrangement, there is the risk that clients' assets can be passed to inappropriate heirs. Lyden, Chappell & Dewhirst, Ltd approaches estate planning with sensitivity and compassion. We understand that it can be difficult to plan for the distribution of assets on death or incapacity. Our clients can be confident that these important matters will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
We can assist clients to prepare:
• Trust Agreements
• Living Wills
The way in which clients manage and distribute their assets can have a significant impact on the tax that needs to be paid. Our estate planning specialists can provide advice and guidance on minimizing tax liabilities that can arise from estate, gift, income and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
Trusts and Private Foundations:
For clients whose tax liability may otherwise be significant, we can assist with the setting up and running of charitable remainder trusts and private foundations.
Administration of Probate Estates:
Our attorneys have significant experience of administering probate estates. Our aim is always to provide efficient and effective administration that distributes assets to beneficiaries without delay. We can support individuals and companies who have been named as trustees, executors and guardians.
If you need assistance with any type of probate and estate planning, contact our law offices in Toledo, Ohio or Monroe, Michigan to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.