At HSPRD, we understand the loss of a loved one can be traumatic. Our seasoned attorneys take a sincere and straightforward approach to resolving estates to ensure our clients’ experience is as stress-free as possible. Whether an estate is large or small, HSPRD is well equipped to handle every aspect of estate planning from drafting wills and establishing trusts to navigating complex probate law.
Probate is the legal process in which a court supervises how assets are distributed after someone dies. The goal is to make sure all debts, taxes and other claims owed by the person are paid by his or her estate. Remaining assets are then distributed to heirs or will beneficiaries. The process can be especially complicated if assets are left to a minor or if someone does not create a will before he or she dies. In those cases, State law carefully controls the distribution of assets.
Probate and other difficulties encountered when a loved one dies can often be avoided through careful planning and the drafting of a will or creation of a trust.
Our attorneys have decades of experience establishing, managing and administering trusts. By placing assets into a trust, clients can control how and when their assets will be distributed upon death, and can side-step the court system in doing so. The costs involved in drafting a will or trust document are small in comparison to the costs of trying to resolve a problem after someone has passed.
If a loved one dies without properly drafting a will or funding a trust, our attorneys can counsel clients about post-mortem planning techniques that may remedy the situation or create more favorable tax consequences for surviving family members.
HSPRD also offers extensive tax and wealth management services so that clients can manage all of their financial legal needs under one roof.