How Will You Know It’s Time To Start Estate Planning?
Understanding your future when it comes to estate planning can be stressful and confusing. However, the most important piece in the whole process is knowing that any time is a smart time to start your estate plan. It’s an essential act to help protect your assets for the future, no matter how much you have.
Our firm is one of the most experienced estate planning law firms in Harrisburg. In addition to crafting estate plans, we guide personal administrators and executors through the Pennsylvania probate process. We are here to protect your interests and make sure that probate goes as smoothly as possible. The probate lawyer you speak with at Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C., will work hard to ensure that your wishes regarding the disposition of a loved one’s property are fulfilled.
Finding Answers To Your Estate Planning Questions
The lawyers at Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C., in Harrisburg, advise clients on all types of estate planning and probate matters. Whether you need a simple will, assistance with the probate of a relative’s estate or a complex business succession plan, you will receive a high level of attention and concern. We frequently help answer questions, such as:
- Who should I choose as my personal representative?
- Where should I keep my will and other documents?
- Can I draft my own estate plan?
- How do I collect debts owed by a deceased person?
But on top of answering your questions, we offer services that help you craft the estate plan you need.
Our Estate Planning Services:
No matter the size of your estate, you can get some major benefits from speaking with our team about your wishes. We can walk you through all of the options available to you, such as:
- Last will and testament: Your will guides your heirs through the difficulties of your estate and take the pressure off your heirs.
- Trusts: A trust is a legal entity that can hold and own assets. They’re helpful for avoiding probate and estate taxes.
- Powers of attorney: This document provides the ability for someone to make financial decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated.
- Living wills: This document explains your wishes for your medical care in case you find yourself unable to make those decisions.
- Estate tax planning: Estate taxes can be significant, especially if you are not taking steps to minimize the burden.
- Elder law planning: The issues facing elders are a unique area of the law, they require a detailed understanding of both the legal reality and the people it affects.
We represent personal administrators, trustees, executors, heirs and beneficiaries in will contests and other types of probate litigation. We listen carefully to your concerns and respond in the most effective manner possible.
Business Succession And Wealth Transition
Our attorneys have extensive experience in facilitating the transfer of wealth and operating businesses from one generation to the next. As accomplished business lawyers, we draw upon our skills and experience in business law and real estate to provide smooth transitions which minimize taxation.