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Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Having the right Estate Plan can be so beneficial in a number of ways:

  • Avoiding Probate
  • Minimization or possible elimination of estate and inheritance taxes
  • Expedited distribution of assets to your intended beneficiaries
  • Minimization of court costs and attorney’s fees
  • Effective communication of your wishes regarding your choices concerning health care decisions and extraordinary life-sustaining treatment
  • Potential protection of assets from extraordinary health or long term care expenses

… and the list goes on.

Through the effective use of Property and Health Care Powers of Attorney, Wills, Testamentary and Living Trusts, the attorneys at Mullen & Winthers, P.C. can help match your future anticipated and unanticipated needs with the proper tools to achieve your estate planning goals.

Unfortunately, myths and misinformation concerning probate statutes and tax rules have created a tremendous amount of confusion in this area of the law. The estate and inheritance tax laws relating to limits and tax brackets have changed no less than a half dozen times since 2002. Federal and state regulations surrounding privacy and physician communication have made many Health Care Powers of Attorney obsolete. Likewise, Wills and Trusts designed to minimize or eliminate death taxes may also be out of date or even unnecessary. Whether your estate is $100,000.00 or $10,000,000.00, the attorneys at Mullen & Winthers, P.C. can provide practical and economical alternatives for all your estate planning needs. We provide a fixed fee structure so that our clients know the cost of services up front, with no surprises. During our initial free consultation, we will be able to identify your estate planning goals and match the right plan to meet your objectives at the most economical price.

We can also help to guide you through the probate process when you have been or will be appointed as an Executor, Administrator, Guardian or Trustee. Many individuals that our attorneys come in contact with find themselves in these decision-making roles, but are completely unaware of how they should be handling the position to which they have been designated. The legal insight we can offer you in this regard will ensure that you fulfill all the fiduciary obligations required of your position.

The attorneys at Mullen & Winthers, P.C. have experience which spans the full spectrum of Estate Planning issues, but even more importantly we know how to translate our experience into personalized solutions for your benefit. We will make sure that your options are explained fully and clearly to you, so that you can make the best decisions possible for your future and for the future of those you care about most. Please contact us by telephone or email to schedule a free consultation.