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Estate Planning, Wills, Guardianship, Probate

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Estate Planning, Wills, Guardianship, Probate

At Scott & Aplin our attorneys know how important it is to protect the assets that our clients have built with hard work over a lifetime and use their estate planning experience to protect client’s wealth by offering the following:

  • Probate: Court supervised administration of your estate is never a pleasant journey. There are filing fees, lack of privacy issues, and long waiting periods before distribution. And that’s if all goes well.
  • Asset Protection: Many people do not take advantage of the asset protection opportunities that can be achieved with relatively basic estate planning. Creating trusts for spouses and children with the right provisions means your assets could be protected.
  • Attorney’s Fees: The best way to control legal fees is to incur them while you are alive and able to oversee the planning process. Failure to plan is likely to increase the total amount of fees paid. Especially if family members decide that fighting is the best way to resolve disputes after you’re gone.
  • ESTATE PLANNING FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:Guardianships are options for families with adult children who are unable to make decisions for themselves.  Scott & Aplin can assist you in preparing the necessary court filings to request that a judge grant you the guardianship. A limited guardianship could be used to meet your child’s needs while maintaining independence for your adult child.