Estate and Succession Planning is the practice are that encompasses the development of estate objectives, long-term planning, and creation and execution of various legal instruments which, when set into motion, results in achievement of the client's future property distribution objectives. Estate planning objectives often include minimizing the amount of taxes to be paid on assets to the distributed upon death; placing property into a trust for the benefit of a spouse, children, or other relatives; and accomplishment of other lawful objectives attainable by the execution of Revocable or Irrevocable Trusts. Living Wills, Advanced Directives and Medical Powers of Attorney give health care professionals explicit direction on what types of life-saving measures to employ in the event you are unable to make health care decisions for yourself. Durable Powers of Attorney provide for control over your assets should your health deteriorate to the point you are no longer legally able to do so. The early execution of documents such as these will ensure that your loved ones are not burdened with such difficult decisions and preserve your estate.
HENAULT & SYSKO, CHARTERED has a broad range of experience in estate planning, drafting, and probating of Wills. We will provide complete legal services to assist the Personal Representative (executor) of your estate navigating the probate process, making the experience as smooth as possible. In addition to the preparation of all of the necessary documents to open, administer and closing the estate, we coordinate with the Register of Wills the necessary documents for submissions to the Orphan's Court for approval to distribute the assets according to the terms of the Will as expeditiously as possible. The Orphan's Court, which is located in each county in the State, approves the administration of probate estates.