Estate Planning and Probate

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Description of Practice

GERMER's estate planning and probate section provides comprehensive estate planning services to individuals and families, from simple wills to advanced estate planning strategies.  The firm's attorneys also represent executors, trustees and beneficiaries in settling estates and managing trusts.  In addition to providing planning services in the event of a client's incompetency, the attorneys at GERMER regularly handle both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings involving both minors and incapacitated persons.  The firm's attorneys are also experienced at representing parties in legal disputes arising from probate administration, including will contests and trust litigation in both state and federal courts.

Although the firm's attorneys have complex estate planning tools at their disposal, they strive for the simplest plan necessary.  The firm's attorneys consult with clients to determine the best framework for accomplishing each client’s goals and make every effort to carry out the client’s wishes.