New Haven Area Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers
Developing an estate plan is highly personal because it must meet the unique needs of you and your family. Our estate planning and probate attorneys have the experience to listen to your objectives, suggest options and develop an estate plan that works for you.
The lawyers in the estate planning practice at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, guardianships and all necessary documents for proper legacy planning for small and large estates.
Your estate plan can be simple or complex, depending on what you need to accomplish. Most plans include drafting a will as the central document to carry out your wishes. We work with clients to establish revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, and special needs trusts. We can explain the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies to make sure you understand your options. Minimizing estate taxes and gift taxes is an important estate planning goal. Our estate planning attorneys advise clients about the full range of asset protection strategies.
Powers of attorney and living wills can designate a person you trust to make medical, financial and day-to-day living decisions for you in the event of your inability to make your own decisions. We also provide counsel on Title 19 (Medicaid) planning and eligibility.
For closely-held businesses, we provide counsel on the choice of business structure, methods of wealth transfer to family members and other business issues that are relevant to a comprehensive estate plan. When necessary, we call on the expertise of tax and other professionals to assist in these matters.
Our Attorneys Assist Clients In Probate and Estate Administration
We handle the administration of decedents’ estates, assisting the fiduciary (the executor) through the probate process, gathering assets, paying debts, preparing state and federal tax returns and distributing assets.
Contact us to discuss your future wishes with an experienced estate planning lawyer. We have an office in Wallingford.