Estates and Trusts

Bradley W. Voss entered the study of law in large measure due to his work as an executor on behalf of a friend (who passed unexpectedly and was younger than himself.)  Even with written directives, it was difficult to know what was to be done for the large and complex estate of his deceased friend.  If you have a house, a spouse, or children you likely need a will, but if you are like most Americans you have put off consideration of this important document.

There are many reasons to set up a Trust, but unfortunately, the biggest reason is that Trusts make lots of money for Attorneys.  We help clients understand the advantages and disadvantages of different types of trusts so that an intelligent decision can be made about how to plan their estates.

Sometimes, a trustee is not living up to his fiduciary responsibilities and needs to be  replaced.  There are special statutes that deal with trusts and how to remove an executor or a trustee.  This is not something that can generally be done without the assistance of an attorney.  We want to evaluate your reasoning and strive to provide advice in our initial consultation so that you can decide whether it would be worth it to proceed.

Probate proceedings are often a messy tangle and unless the amount in controversy is substantial, it is usually better to try to resolve the issues in mediation rather than go through the entire trial process.  We strive to advise clients in the initial consulation about what would be the most efficient and effective course of action.

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