An effective estate plan often starts with a simple will. However, in most instances, an effective estate plan needs more than just that. A comprehensive estate plan will not only lay out what is to become of your property after your passing, it will help you manage your estate now.
Further, an estate plan should contain documentation that gives guidance on issues such as health care decisions to be made or financial matters to be conducted in the event you become incapacitated. The estate planning attorneys at Trinity Law have more than 30 years of experience helping individuals create estate plans that give them peace of mind and security in knowing that their wishes for the future will be honored.
We take the time to understand exactly what you hope to accomplish with your estate, your valuables, your health care matters and the individuals under your care after your passing. An estate plan should include documentation that gives guidance on issues such as health care decisions to be made or financial matters to be conducted in the event you become incapacitated. The estate attorneys at Trinity Law have experience helping individuals create estate plans that give them peace of mind in knowing that their wishes for the future will be honored.
- Powers of attorney and advance health care directives
- Living Wills (advance healthcare directive)
- Living (revocable) Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
- Estate and Gift Tax Law
- Family Business
- Charitable Planning
Estate Planning Resources
Here are some articles from our blog on estate-related topics and applicable laws.
We represent clients who are charged with handling probate following the death of a loved one. We seek to move the case through probate court efficiently and with minimal costs whenever possible. If will contests or trust disputes arise, we are experienced in handling probate litigation throughout Pennsylvania.
Our lawyers create fully customized, individually tailored estate plans to meet the unique goals of each individual client. Reach out to us for help with items such as:
- Probate – Estate Settlement
- Estate Executor Executrix
- Inheritance and Estate Tax
Disputes Over Wills and Trusts
When all diplomatic efforts have failed, probate litigation is often the next step many families take.
Even the closest-knit families have disputes over wills and trusts after the death of a loved one. It happens.
If you believe that an executor or trustee of a family will or trust is acting inappropriately, or if you are the executor whose actions are being challenged, you should contact us.
Probate law is complicated. It is wise to have an attorney to help guide you through the process. Unforeseen complications in the probate process can sometimes lead to difficult, more painful, and protracted litigation. Having an experienced probate law attorney on your side will help you avoid unnecessary complications and often leads to a faster resolution.
Our skilled estate lawyers have handled a range of probate disputes in Pennsylvania and seek effective, long-lasting resolutions to probate disputes such as:
- Will contests. If you want to challenge the terms of a will, or if you want the terms enforced, we are ready to meet with you and discuss options. Wills can be challenged on grounds such as undue influence, fraud and a range of other grounds.
- Trust disputes. We represent trust beneficiaries as well as trustees who find themselves involved in disputes about the validity of the trust or the way it is being administered.
- Breach of fiduciary duty. Those in charge of administering an estate are sometimes accused of fraud, theft or incompetence.
- Guardianship. It is possible to challenge the designation of a person as guardian, or to bring an existing guardian into court for improper conduct.
Our goal in a probate dispute is to ensure that the final wishes of your loved one are honored to the greatest extent possible. We seek to maintain the integrity of your loved one’s estate plan, while seeing the conflict through to a constructive and healthy solution.
To begin creating an estate plan that suits your needs, turn to Trinity Law’s experienced estate planning lawyers in Lancaster, York, and Mechanicsburg. Our estate planning attorneys can help you through the process at any of our office locations.
To schedule your initial consultation, call 717-843-8046, toll free at 866-464-5297 to speak with a friendly, helpful member of our staff. Or you can simply contact us online.