Estate Planning, Probate And Trust Administration

Why We All Should Plan For The Future – Even If We Are Not Wealthy

People often neglect to do estate planning or preparation for the certainty of death. They overlook the importance of creating a will or trust because estate plans "are only for rich people" they might say.

This is simply not true. Many non-wealthy people have children, own pets or know exactly how they want to be buried when they pass away.

Without adequate documentation, your loved ones might be left to guess regarding concerning matters that are very important to you.

Outlining such arrangements via a will or other estate documents puts these decision-making powers in your hands. It also alleviates the stress placed on loved ones when the time comes.

At Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP, we can help you create an estate document that is the best for your situation. We often assist individuals in and around Scranton with:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Estate administration and probate

Trust Administration

Our team of lawyers also handle the administration of a trust upon the death of the decedent.

When property or assets are placed in a trust for benefit of another, they must be administered and distributed by a trustee to the named beneficiaries upon the decedent's death in accordance with the conditions outlined in the trust.

We often assist and provide guidance to trustees, often unfamiliar with the process, with the procedures involved, including property distribution to the beneficiaries.

Let Us Help You. Call 570-904-8259

From preparing complex wills to irrevocable trusts aimed at protecting assets and limiting tax ramifications, we can help.

Contact us to set up a free consult to discuss your specific circumstances. We can talk about the types of documents available, the details involved with the trust administration process or anything pertaining to estate planning in Pennsylvania.

If you have a question, send us an email.