Estate Planning and Probate Law

At Gould Killian LLP, we understand how difficult estate planning can be to contemplate, and how overwhelming it can be to handle probate matters after the death of a loved one. If you do not have a will, or wonder whether you even need one, call us for help. We can discuss the benefits of estate planning and ways to be sure that the assets you work so hard for go to the people or charities that you want to benefit. If you already have will or other plan in place, it may be time for a comprehensive review; circumstances change during a lifetime and estate plans should evolve with your needs.

Our attorneys can advise you regarding proper estate planning, including analysis of tax and other relevant considerations, draft wills and a variety of trusts, revocable and irrevocable, including living trusts, spendthrift trusts and insurance trusts, and provide services as executor and trustee. Gould Killian lawyers can explain the importance of having a living will, healthcare designation and durable powers of attorney. We also can assist in establishing guardianships or conservatorships, or in assessing a situation if you are not sure whether a guardian or conservator may be necessary.

If a family member or loved one has recently passed away, let us help you through the Probate administration process. The system can be difficult when you are unfamiliar with the rules and formalities, but we have handled countless probate matters, including probate appeals and litigation, and we can assist you with the filings, the hearings, and any unexpected issues that may arise. We also handle will contests and other disputes between heirs, beneficiaries, legatees and other family members, or statutory share claims.

Please call one of our attorneys to assist you in these matters so that we may offer advice and guidance.