Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
TRUSTS & ESTATES
The Estate Planning attorneys at Cramer & Anderson focus on your goals to preserve, handle and maintain your wealth and assets before and after death. Our attorneys strive to understand your wishes and then prepare documents and make transfers as needed to best accomplish these goals. We employ strategies which protect your assets, business and legacy for your spouse, children, other family members, and your favorite cause. Our planning provides for your long-term care and establishes or maintains your eligibility for government programs such as Medicaid. Whether the goal is to minimize your estate and gift taxes, establish a dynasty trust to care for generations to come, or simply make sure your loved ones have something to remember you by, the Estate Planning attorneys of Cramer & Anderson are prepared to assist you in attaining your estate planning goals with care, compassion, and attention to detail.
DRAFTING WILL, TRUSTS, and OTHER TESTAMENTARY DOCUMENTS
Cramer & Anderson represents individuals, families and business professionals in the preparation, drafting, and execution of any or all of their estate planning needs. If you are ready to create your estate plan, or if you want to review or change your existing plan or documents, we can assist you with your:
- Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney
- Living Will/Advanced Healthcare Directive
- Conservatorship and Guardianship
- Care Agreement Contract
- Business Succession Plan
- Irrevocable Trust
- Living Trust
PROBATE and TRUST ADMINISTRATION
Estate planning also involves the administration of trusts and estates after the implementation of your estate plan. Executors, Trustees, Guardians, and Conservators are all subject to a fiduciary duty, or strict standards of conduct in carrying out your estate plan. Our experienced attorneys and staff are qualified to assist executors, trustees and other fiduciaries in understanding their duties, the terms of a will or trust, and compliance with probate court procedures. The Estate Planning attorneys of Cramer & Anderson provide a full array of services to continue a plan already in progress.
ASSISTING IN PROBATE and WILL DISPUTES
With our team approach, we are highly qualified to assist family members in probate and will disputes, whether dealing with the implementation of an estate plan or a particular fiduciary’s conduct in carrying out that plan. Our probate lawyers understand how to create and put into practice an effective estate plan, which makes us well suited to defending and proceeding against a questionable one. If you are an Executor or Trustee whose estate or trust is being contested or if your conduct as a fiduciary is being challenged, we can help. If you think a family member was the subject of undue influence or lacked the capacity to execute an estate plan, let us know.