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Practice Areas: Probate & Estate Planning

Deciding Between Wills & Revocable Trusts

Probate is the process that occurs upon a person's death and allows real estate to be transfered, a decedent's will to be established as controlling, and allows for the distribution of property after payment all debts and charges against a decedent's estate.

Estate planning is a financial plan that maximizes profit for your intended beneficiaries upon your death. A will is a written document directing the distribution of a person's property upon their death. Dying without a will leaves a person powerless in determining where their property goes upon their death.

Both probate and estate planning can be complex and overwhelming. We can help. The attorneys here at Kintzinger Law Firm are experienced and knowledgable and can assist you in making sound decisions in regards to your future. Our attorneys can also assist you in concerns after a loved ones death with issues regarding probate and contested wills.

Advice from our experienced and knowledgable attorneys can help protect the future of those you care most about.

Proper estate planning can potentially save thousands of dollars of federal estate taxes.
Dying without a will leaves you powerless in determining where your property goes at the time of your death.
Life insurance, retirement plans, jointly owned property, and living trusts are all examples of things that are not covered by a will.


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