Estates, Trusts & Elder Law
Regardless of the size of your estate, putting a will, powers of attorney, and other legal documents in place is crucial to protect your family’s future. If you die intestate (without a will), your family won’t have the legal right to divide and distribute your assets. In these cases, the court will divide your assets according to Pennsylvania law. This may result in a portion of your estate going to the government in the form of increased tax payments.
Our estate planning attorneys strive to develop and implement individualized, goal-oriented estate plans for our clients. Our overarching goal is to facilitate and support family harmony. As such, we take a holistic approach that balances financial goals with the needs of each client’s particular family dynamics. The client, of course, always has the final say—but we think it’s important for each client to look at the full picture before executing their plan. This philosophy goes hand-in-hand with our understanding of estate planning as a multi-disciplinary process. As such, we pride ourselves in our ability to recognize that we as estate planning attorneys, while integral, are still just one part of a larger team that often includes financial planners, accountants, real estate agents, and other seasoned professionals.