Trust and Estate Planning

Peter A. Hessler

Wegman Hessler assists our clients in understanding and identifying their particular wishes concerning the use of their property during their lifetime and its distribution following their death. We help our clients avoid common pitfalls and determine the legal documents and estate planning tools that best suit their individual needs and circumstances.

In addition, it is important to keep in mind that estate planning is an ongoing process and should periodically be reviewed as life progresses, and your goals and objectives may change. The lack of an adequate estate plan can create unnecessary financial and personal burdens on your family and loved ones who are left behind. If you are uncertain regarding any aspect of your estate, please consult with one of our attorneys who will help you understand the issues facing you and your family and assist in solving them.

Some of the specific services we provide are as follows:

  • Last Wills and Testaments
  • Durable General Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Transfer on Death Designations
  • Probate Avoidance Trusts
  • Tax Shelter Trusts
  • Trusts for Children and Grandchildren
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • The review of beneficiary designations (i.e. life insurance, IRA’s, and 401(k)s)
  • The development of gifting plans to reduce tax burdens
  • Charitable Planning