Estate Planning and Estate Probate
FLG’s Estate Planning practice grew out of its representation of small family-owned businesses. An often-overlooked part of a solid business plan includes a succession plan in the event of the death or disability of a principal owner or key employee. Having a solid succession plan, which may include trust planning, powers of attorney for key employees, and key person life insurance provides the peace of mind to know that unexpected contingencies have been planned for.
When people think about estate planning, thoughts first turn to writing a Will. While a Will is an important part of any estate plan, it is not the only part. FLG takes the perspective of starting with a comprehensive estate package which includes a Will, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Proxy. From there we evaluate our client’s specific circumstances to determine other estate planning tools that are appropriate. These decisions are often driven by a person’s stage in life and personal or family needs. Our Attorneys work with clients at all stages of life; whether heading off to college and need a power of attorney and health care proxy, families with young children, or heading into retirement, our Attorneys customize an estate package that meets your family or business needs and fulfills your wishes.
When a loved one dies, your family needs time to grieve. However, families are often burdened with questions regarding their loved one’s property and wrapping up their personal affairs. These questions can be overwhelming and add to the stress of an already stressful time. Our Attorneys have years of experience answering these, and related questions. We take on the responsibility, working together with an estate’s personal representative, to manage the winding down of a loved one’s personal affairs. Whether the estate is simple or complex, our Attorneys have the experience to manage the probate process efficiently and effectively