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Estate Planning Services

Estate planning is a personal process as well as an important part of preparing for future generations of families. In addition to drafting trusts and handling estates, Clark Hill attorneys counsel clients and their families presenting practical plans and suggestions that preserve and distribute assets to beneficiaries.

We are sensitive to the specialized needs of seniors and those who are unable to handle their affairs because of immaturity or incapacity. Our team proactively plans for, analyzes, and resolves complex tax issues linked to estates, trusts, estate and inheritance tax, gift tax, and income tax, with a focus on the issues presented by complicated family and business dynamics.

Our Estate Planning attorneys draft wills, trust agreements, durable powers of attorney, designations of patient advocate, and other estate planning documents so they are understandable and effective in implementing the personal planning and tax strategies of our clients.

Individual and institutional trustees, executors, personal representatives, guardians, conservators, beneficiaries, and the trust departments of financial institutions work with our probate and trust litigators. We are often appointed by the court as Guardians Ad Litem counsel for alleged disabled adults. We frequently handle will and trust contests, probate litigation, charitable entity litigation, trust reformation, estate administration, expert witness services, and guardianship and conservatorship matters.