Estate Planning & Administration
Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Delaware State Estate Planning and Administration Law Firm
While it can be uncomfortable to think about the future of your family or estate should you become incapacitated or at the time of death, it is important to make proper legal arrangements if you want your intentions and wishes carried out.
At Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie, Seelaus & Kraft LLP, we offer strategic advocacy to individuals and families interested in estate planning. By taking legal action now, you can be in control of the future of your finances, medical care, and other needs should you become incapacitated.
Our attorneys will take a comprehensive approach to understand your unique concerns and needs. We understand that every client has different objectives and we will tailor your estate plan accordingly. Our attorneys will take the time to explore all of your options and alternatives in the creation of an estate plan. A well-structured plan will provide for your family, address your needs and accomplish your objectives effectively without delay or estate litigation.
Our attorneys will take the time to explore all of your options as we create a tailored estate plan for you and your family. We are experienced in tax planning, guardianships, living wills, trusts and strategies to benefit our clients. Contact us for more information.
We take a comprehensive approach to estate planning with a focus on the complete handling of your estate, including:
- Asset protection
- Living wills and power of attorney
- Tax planning
- Wealth distribution
- Estate administration
- Federal estate and state inheritance tax returns
- Business succession
- Charitable trusts
- Probate and estate administration
Tax planning and planning for inheritance taxes
In 2010, federal estate tax law is in a state of flux because of Congress’ inaction on tax legislation last year. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to allow us to assess your will or trust to see how the current law has impacted your estate planning measures. For more information on state and federal tax liability, read Estate Planning 101.
For many clients, limiting tax obligations at the time of death is an important aspect of estate planning. The federal estate tax may be imposed upon your estate after your death. Depending on the size of the estate and the specific estate plan you use, your estate tax amount will vary. Our attorneys are experienced in strategic planning to reduce or eliminate death taxes on your estate.
Planning for medical care or disability
Planning for medical care or disability is an important part of estate planning. Through the creation of living wills and health care powers of attorney, you can take action now to declare your rights and wishes should you become incapacitated. You can also designate a power of attorney to manage your finances or control your business should you be unable to make those decisions.
Contact Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie, Seelaus & Kraft LLP for a free consultation with an experienced Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Delaware State lawyer. Our firm has offered a tradition of service to personal and business clients since 1980.
Off-site, evening, and weekend appointments available • Media, PA office • Wilmington, DE Office