Protecting Family Assets Through Estate Planning And Probate

Many of us are interested in leaving a positive legacy for our families. Attorney Claude A. Joerg works with individuals in western New York to create estate plans that protect their intentions and the estates their families will inherit. He also helps probate clients administer estates properly and researches any potential lost assets that may increase the size of the estate.

Ensuring Seamless Transitions With Proper Asset Protection Strategies

Mr. Joerg's goal as your estate planning lawyer is to help you create legal strategies that will provide clarity on how you want your estate distributed after you pass away. He can also assist with documents that describe how you wish to be cared for if you are significantly incapacitated. He can help you draft the following documents, among others:

  1. A last will and testament
  2. Powers of attorney
  3. Living trusts
  4. Beneficiary designations
  5. Guardianship designations

Wills and trusts and other estate planning documents, when drawn up properly, ensure that your heirs will not have to endure long court battles or endless rounds of paperwork to access the assets you intend for them. They will also protect your estate from creditors, who may be able to gain access to assets if they go through the probate process.

Discovering Lost Assets During Probate Estate Litigation

When a deceased person's estate must be probated, our firm's attorney can help you through a diligent search for lost property and assets that may be added to the estate for appropriate distribution. He will also ensure that all potential heirs are notified of their inheritance. He can also guide you through each step of the estate administration process if you have been named an executor or administrator for a loved one's estate and represent you if there are contested probate matters that must be resolved by a judge in court.

Do Not Gamble With Your Family's Future — Call Us At 716-427-5093 Today

Regardless of where you are at on the estate planning or probate timeline, our firm can help you minimize legal issues and maximize the assets you share with your heirs. Call our office in Lockport at 716-427-5093 or send us an email to set up your first appointment with us.