Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Probate and Wills

Lawson Legal provides estate planning and administration services for individuals and their families. We strive for the greatest possible savings in income, estate, and gift taxes while designing plans that meet individual objectives. Services include tax planning for lifetime, testamentary transfer, post-mortem wealth transfer, guardianship services, and the administration of decedents' estates.

Our attorneys counsel with clients to meet their individual and family objectives for the management and transmission of wealth. Services include the drafting of a variety of estate planning documents designed to preserve and protect family assets and to reduce estate, gift, income and generation-skipping taxes.

Our network of attorneys are experienced in counseling clients about and drafting a variety of sophisticated estate planning devices, including marital/credit shelter trusts, charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts, grantor-retained income and annuity trusts, life insurance trusts, generation-skipping trusts, and asset protection trusts.

Trusts and Estates

Trusts and estates lawyers are consulted to assist in transfers of family real estate, the planning of gifts to charitable organizations, and other liquid assets, transfer of business interests, protection of inheritances of children and grandchildren, planning for the management of assets in the event of an individual's incompetency, and planning to insure complete privacy related to clients' assets and beneficiaries.

There are several types of trusts. The best trust for one individual may not work for the next person. Trusts can range from being revocable and irrevocable with several different variations between. Judging a trust on if it is revocable or not is not enough to determine what is right for you. It is best to determine your ultimate goal when deciding which trust is best for you– such as:

  • Avoiding expensive and time consuming probate,
  • Protecting assets from liability, protecting assets to be inherited by beneficiaries (such as limiting liability as a result of divorce, a lawsuit, or even bankruptcy),
  • Protecting assets from the costs of long term care through pre-planning, or
  • Benefiting those with special needs.

After discussing your specific needs with an attorney at Lawson Legal, we can recommend the appropriate trust for your unique and individual needs. Call our offices at 614-600-2603 or email us at your convenience.

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