Wills and Estates
In an age of complex family formations and arrangements, sensitivity to the dynamics of blended families and multi-generational family structures is essential. Our Wills and Estates team has the background, experience and training to readily assist clients through the pitfalls of will and trust planning, estate administration, planning for and, if necessary, managing mental incapacity and all forms of contested estate matters.
Estate planning includes a wide range of wills, trusts, charitable donation plans, cross-border considerations for clients who are either citizens elsewhere or have assets elsewhere or both, and our team has the expertise to provide advice and prepare the necessary materials to implement sophisticated plans. Many elements of estate planning involve family law concerns such as domestic contracts, custody and support and property division issues, and tax and corporate reorganizations. As a full service law firm, our lawyers are able to provide assistance in all of those fields.
Given the complexities involved in estate administration, particularly when there are unusual assets and holdings in multiple jurisdictions, estate litigation is a major and growing area. With the broad experience of our lawyers, we can assist in the often complicated administration processes and handle all forms of contested estate matters—from challenges to the validity of wills, support and other property claims, to will interpretation matters, estate accounting, contested adult guardianship and power of attorney matters.