Estate Planning and Administration

One of the most important steps any person can take to help their family is to create a comprehensive estate plan that outlines their intentions after death or incapacitation. Accomplished by using a variety of estate planning tools and documents, an estate plan is the best way to ensure your wishes are executed while decreasing the burden and stress upon your loved ones.

The estate planning lawyers of Lewis Wagner guide families through the process of estate planning, estate administration, and probate by creating estate plans that provide instructions regarding your healthcare decisions and the distribution of your property. Some examples of the estate planning tools our Firm utilizes include:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Living wills / health care powers of attorney
  • Durable financial powers of attorney
  • Legal guardianships
  • Special needs trusts

Probate Disputes

After a family member dies or becomes incapacitated, issues related to property ownership, creditor rights and beneficiaries' interests can arise and delay the settling of an estate. Our attorneys guide you through probate as efficiently and quickly as the process allows. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we are experienced and strong advocates for our clients.

We represent clients in estate and other probate-related disputes, including:

  • Will contests
  • Trust disputes
  • Estate/beneficiary disputes
  • Contested guardianships

Estate Planning Lawyers and Probate Attorneys