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Estate Planning & Probate

Bedford Estate Planning Attorneys

An “estate” is comprised of everything an individual owns, including personal property such as cash or special possessions and real property. “Estate planning” is a process by which individuals can make comprehensive arrangements for the future management of their property and personal needs.

We Can Help You Craft Your Will or Revocable Trust

Our legal experts are equipped with the skills and strategies necessary to help clients create, implement, or modify their estate plans. Our firm is devoted to working closely with clients to accomplish their specific objectives regarding the disposition of estates and assets or to address special circumstances such as a change in family situations. We prepare wills or revocable trusts with precise and clear language to maximize the clients’ true intent and minimize the potential for misunderstandings or will contests.

Planning for Disability or Incapacity

Many people view estate planning as dealing with the distribution of property after death. However, estate planning also involves planning for potential disability—that is, who will take care of you should you become unable to care for yourself? Our team spends a significant amount of time advising clients with making decisions related to their care and the management of their property in preparation for any period of incapacity.

Our team can craft documents such as powers of attorney, directive to physicians, and declarations of guardianship to ensure that you remain in control of your personal and property affairs while you are still alive but unable to make decisions related to your financial and medical welfare.

Probate and Estate Administration

Probate and estate administration are processes used to transfer and distribute the assets from a loved one’s estate to the appropriate recipients. Probate is the legal process by which interested parties may prove the validity of a decedent’s will and obtain permission to administer his or her estate. Probate is necessary if it is not possible to transfer the title from an asset to the proper beneficiary without court intervention. Hiring an attorney to help you navigate the probate process can save you time, stress, and money.

If a your loved one did not leave a Will, there are still probate options available to you. Our team has experience counseling clients and helping them choose alternatives to a traditional probate, when appropriate.

Asset Protection

Our legal team also spends time advising clients concerning lawful asset protection techniques, including the establishment of family limited partnerships, separate property trusts, and the preparation of pre-marital and marital property agreements.

The Estate Planning & Probate Help You Need

Our attorneys have the skill and sensitivity to guide you through each step of the estate planning or probate process.

Our team is here to work with you. We care about giving you peace of mind in your estate planning. We can walk you through each step, helping make sure everything happens when and how you wish. Our job is to make sure the process goes smoothly and delivers desirable results for every party involved.

For help with Bedford estate planning, contact us online or call us at (817) 381-9855. We offer free consultations at no risk to you.

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