There is no better time than now to start thinking about estate planning. Whether you have a large, complex estate or a simple one, there are many reasons why it is a good idea to seek estate planning guidance from the attorneys at Maya Murphy. With a comprehensive estate plan and the appropriate proxies, trusts, and other documents, you may be able to spare your family a great deal of time, money, and frustration at an already difficult time.
Connecticut Estate Planning Overview
Probate courts handle issues relating to trusts and estates. When someone passes away, the probate courts ensure that their assets are passed to the appropriate heirs. In many cases, this means following the terms of a will. However, if there is no will or estate plan, the assets are divided according to the laws of intestacy.
There are a variety of ways to plan your estate and every estate is different. Thus, some individuals choose to create an estate plan that avoids probate proceedings, while others are mainly concerned with tax reduction and avoidance. These types of plans are usually complex and require a more involved and detailed estate plan that only an experienced estate planning attorney can provide. Although a lawyer is not required for probate proceedings, it is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney who has experience with New York and Connecticut probate laws about your specific situation, whether you are a potential heir or someone considering their own estate plan.
We provide our clients with guidance on:
- asset protection
- gift planning
- elder law
- will and trusts
- living wills
- powers of attorney
- healthcare proxies
- estate administration
- beneficiary rights and will contests
- and more!
Experienced Estate Planning Law Firm
At Maya Murphy our probate law group has extensive experience in estate planning and probate proceedings. Whatever your specific estate planning needs may be, we can provide personalized and cost-efficient options to meet them.
If you are in need of estate planning assistance in New York or Connecticut, feel free to contact us anytime. When you hire a lawyer at Maya Murphy, you will receive the personal attention you deserve as well as the experience and knowledge you need.