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A Helping Hand In Estate Planning And Probate

If you have already begun looking into establishing an estate plan, then you know there is a lot to it. While there are plenty of simple do-it-yourself wills you can complete online, these will not help you understand the nuances of the options available to you. They will not help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that could render your will invalid or result in your assets being transferred in a way that you do not want.

Let us help you. At Jones, Damia, Kaufman & DePaul, LLC, Michael Kaufman brings more than 30 years of experience to helping our clients establish their estate plans. He has built a reputation in our community as a respected resource in all aspects of estate planning and probate.

Establishing An Estate Plan That Will Work For You And Your Family

Michael can help you with all aspects of your estate plan, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living wills
  • Health care directives
  • Powers of attorney, both financial and medical

Creating an estate plan is a tremendous gift to those you will leave behind, as it helps them know your instructions with clarity and helps avoid disagreement and infighting during the probate process.

Probate And Estate Administration

After someone passes on, their debts need to be paid and their property needs to be distributed. Once an estate administrator is named (and you can name someone you trust to play this role, which is another benefit of working with an attorney for your estate planning), that person will account for the debts and assets of the decedent and distribute them appropriately.

The process sounds simple, but there are numerous challenges and potential conflicts that can arise. At our firm, Michael is prepared to represent estate administrators, will executors and potential beneficiaries in probate matters that include:

  • Will contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Accounting and settling estates

Our legal services are often critical to helping our clients avoid litigation and resolve disputes peacefully. However, when disputes arise that need to be litigated, we can represent your interests aggressively in the courtroom.

Contact Our Lawyers Today

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer from our firm. Call 203-539-1940 or email us, and we will get back to you quickly. We provide services in English, Spanish and Portuguese.