Estate Planning & Probate
Jerrold Bigelman offers decades of experience in all aspects of estate planning including wills, trusts, and advance directives, as well as estate, probate, and trust administration.
The Firm assists clients to name executors, identify guardians for minor children, select conservators for real and personal property, determine how taxes will be paid, and draft codicils when later changes to an existing will need to be made. We also prepare “living will” documents such as health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, and other advance directives.
The Firm has wide experience in drafting trusts to help clients achieve their asset protection and wealth transfer goals. The firm has extensive experience with a variety of trust vehicles:
- Marital and Bypass Trusts
- Testamentary Trusts
- Life Insurance Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Generation-Skipping Trusts
- Trusts for Special Needs Children and Heirs
Probate & Estate Administration
The Firm assists clients in carrying out the express written wishes of their deceased loved one by collecting and organizing records and financial statements, communicating with creditors and settling debts, admitting wills to the probate courts, properly conveying title to real property and distributing assets, and arranging for payment of taxes.