Estate Planning and Administration
Having a comprehensive estate plan is an important way to define how your assets will be distributed upon your death, provide for the guardianship of minor children and ensure that your wishes will be followed should you become incapacitated.
At Madden & Madden, our lawyers will work closely with you to analyze your financial and health care situation and fully understand your personal wishes. We will then develop a comprehensive estate plan that may include a last will and testament, tax minimization strategies, living will, guardianship for minor children and durable power of attorney. Once your estate plan is finalized, we will ensure that all necessary documents are executed and that any executors are fully informed.
Madden & Madden also provides a complete range of probate and estate administration services. Probate is the process that winds up an estate’s financial affairs and enables the distribution of estate assets to the decedent’s designated beneficiaries. Properly conducted, probate does not have to be expensive or time consuming. With the help of an experienced attorney, even complex estates can be efficiently probated. Our goal is to wrap up all outstanding issues as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Additionally, Madden & Madden also provides probate services on behalf of executors and executrixes and estate administration services in cases where there is no will and designated executor/executrix. Our extensive experience in this field enables us to identify any potential problems and efficiently perform necessary probate tasks.
Madden & Madden also provides aggressive, results-oriented representation in all types of estate litigation cases. Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable in the law and determined to protect our clients’ rights. We will work hard to achieve your goals.
Our firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving:
- Will contests
- Probate disputes
- Trust litigation
- Fiduciary disputes
- Contested guardianships and conservatorships
Contact us for any of your estate planning or administration needs.