Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Estates, Wills & Trusts: When planning for your future and the future of your loved ones, S&C has over 50 combined years of service and experience to assist you. Having a Will expresses a person’s wishes regarding “estate assets” and who should receive them. Estate planning may also require the use of trusts to safeguard assets, depending on the circumstances which are unique to each client. Smart planning can make a huge difference in an estate’s exposure to taxes, creditors and long term care obligations. The attorneys at Silver & Collins are ready to assist you to make this process as easy as possible and when we sit down to consult with you, we will undoubtedly also discuss matters pertaining to health care decisions (Health Care Proxy), your wishes regarding resuscitation (Living Will), the appointment of an agent to act on your behalf while you are still living (Power of Attorney) and other tangential matters which should be discussed when considering any comprehensive estate planning plan.

Estate Administration: When a loved one passes, the executor or administrator is charged with handling that person’s estate. S&C has been assisting families with the probate process for many, many years. Most people are completely unfamiliar with the probate process and as a result they need assistance carrying out their fiduciary duty to the decedent when they are a named executor or when there is no will and they seek to be named administrator. Our familiarity with the local surrogate court practices and processes allows us to make this seemingly complicated process simple, allowing you to ensure that the decedent’s wishes are carried through.