We provide experienced and knowledgeable estate planning for families and individuals. Our practice involves the preparation of wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney. We also provide more sophisticated estate planning including irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, family partnerships, limited liability companies, personal private foundations, generation skipping and charitable planning. We always try to use a creative approach to assist our clients to preserve their wealth and to protect their assets. A principal focus for our estate planning clients is to prepare an estate plan that will reassure them that family and loved ones’ needs are met in the future in the most tax advantageous manner. (Please also see Probate.)
Estate planning is a process of structuring each client’s wealth in such a manner as to better accomplish their goals and dreams. It is ever so much more than the mechanical drafting of wills and trusts. Estate planning is the means by which we help organize the client’s wealth in such a manner as both to minimize the probate costs following their death and providing an efficient transfer of wealth from one generation to another.
We understand the limitations of the hourly rate for lawyers. As a transactional practice, we believe the fixed fee is especially appropriate for estate planning and for the initial start up costs of a corporation or limited liability company. We believe it gives our clients a level of comfort to avoid an open-ended arrangement whenever possible.
For more information about our fixed fees, please contact us.
If you would like to be contacted by Becker & Lilly, LLC to discuss your estate planning needs, please complete a Questionnaire and Submit it. One of our attorneys will contact you within 24 hours to discuss our potential representation. All information is kept in strict confidence and will be deleted/destroyed upon your request. We look forward to speaking with you.