Probate, Wills, Trusts, Estate Plans, Elder Law

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If you or someone you know needs an excellent Probate and Estate Planning lawyer, contact MacDonald Law Firm. The attorneys at MacDonald Law Firm are experienced in handling simple to complex Probate, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate Avoidance, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives and more …

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Estate Planning, Will & Trust Matters

There is no time like the present to prepare for the future. Take control of your Estate Plan. In a comprehensive Estate Plan, Wills and Trusts are often used in combination with other Estate Plan documents including Guardianship provisions, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives to distribute the assets of the estate at death. Trusts can be used to avoid probate court, and minimize your estate taxes so assets go to loved ones rather than the government.

Probate Court Cases, Probate Avoidance & Estate Administration

When someone dies, the probate court decides how to distribute his or her assets. Probate typically refers to establishing the authenticity and enforceability of a will. The term probate most commonly refers to settling an estate in court after a death. Your property is gathered, inventoried, your debts are paid, and everything that remains is divided among your beneficiaries and heirs. Although probate is often viewed unfavorably, it is sometimes the most effective and efficient means of transferring ownership of assets to the proper persons after death.

  • Wills – simple and complex
  • Probate Court Cases
  • Trusts of all kinds
  • Will Contests
  • Probate Avoidance
  • Guardianships
  • Preserving Your Estate
  • Conservatorships
  • Elder Law
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Insurance Trusts
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Health Care Directives
  • Medical Assistance/Social Security
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Nursing Home Planning
  • Estate Plans
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Elder Law, Revocable Living Trusts & Estate Tax Planning

Throughout life, the legal issues that matter most are likely to change. When approaching our later years, we face unique legal challenges and potential legal solutions. You or a family member you care about may have a business to pass down which involves Ownership Succession Planning. Depending on your or your family’s personal situation, you may need to consider Guardianship, Conservatorship, Medical Assistance Planning or Trusts to protect your assets from Probate, nursing home expense, and Estate Taxes. You may want to plan for long-term care, or establish Powers of Attorney, and set up Health Care Directives so that someone else can handle your medical care and financial matters if you are unable to do so yourself.