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Estate Planning & Probate

St. John Estate Planning Attorney

The law surrounding the creation of wills and trusts or the administration of an estate can be complex. Whether you are considering the creation of an estate plan, or need an experienced estate planning attorney to assist you as an executor, personal representative, or heir of an estate, it is important to consult with a trusted advocate. At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the estate planning process and through estate administration.

Protect your family, your rights and your future interests. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced estate planning and probate attorney.

Estate planning and the creation of wills and trusts

Every family has unique circumstances. Whether you have significant assets or investments, were recently married, or have a child on the way, it is important to consider your rights and the future security of your family. An estate plan can determine how your assets will be distributed, designate a family member to handle your finances, and direct medical professionals should you become incapacitated. Our attorneys will take the time to understand your needs and create an estate plan that will protect your immediate and future interests.

We are experienced in the estate planning tools, including:

  • Wills
  • Living trusts and other trusts
  • Power of attorney
  • Durable power of attorney for health care
  • Living wills for end-of-life care
  • Guardian designation (not binding)
  • Probate and estate administration

After the passing of a loved one, you may be designated as the executor or personal representative of the estate. You may be responsible for identifying all assets and investments, distributing property, paying off debt and taxes, and managing the affairs of an estate. When you become responsible for the administration of an estate, it is important to consult with an attorney you can trust. Mishandling can result in personal liability, even if you unknowingly made a mistake. Our attorneys can assist with inventory and handle all accounting, reporting, and distribution of an estate.

Will contests, disputes and probate litigation

In addition to probate administration, we are also experienced in handling will disputes on behalf of relatives, executors, and heirs. If you believe that a will was improperly executed, or created under duress or fraud, we can take appropriate action to protect your rights and interests. We have handled cases involving disinherited relatives, second marriages, and other complexities involving will disputes. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiations and aggressive in litigation. We will take every necessary step to protect your rights and interests.

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