Estate planning isn’t just for couples in their golden years. Adults of all ages can benefit from putting a thorough estate plan in place. A solid estate plan isn’t just about determining how your property and assets will be divided after you pass away. It’s also about important issues concerning your health care wishes and financial well-being in the event that you’re unable to handle such affairs yourself. At the Law Offices of Rusty Williard, we are committed to working closely with each of our clients to fully understand their estate planning needs so that we can implement a customized approach to helping them achieve their goals.
Our firm recognizes that every person’s situation is unique. That’s why we take the time to understand your specific needs before we make our recommendations. Depending on your circumstances and goals, we can use a variety of legal tools, such as wills, inter-vivos trusts, powers of attorney, and advance health directives to protect your estate against unnecessary taxation and probate. No matter what the future may hold, you can trust that your wishes will be known and respected when the time comes.
If you are facing a probate-related matter, our firm is here to help. We represent both personal representatives and family members in probate court and during will contests or other litigation related to estate administration matters. A personal representative named in a will accounts for the assets of the deceased, pays off debts to creditors and distributes the remainder of an estate among the decedent’s beneficiaries. By working with a skilled estate administration attorney like Rusty Williard, a personal representative can reduce or even avoid the expensive and time-consuming probate process. Mr. Williard can also represent family members or other interested parties during the estate process and in contested matters such as will contests. If you believe that the will of a recently deceased family member may be fraudulent or otherwise compromised, contact our Brandon office today.