Estate Administration and Litigation

Colligan Law can counsel clients in ways to minimize estate taxes and maximize distribution goals. Our experienced attorneys are skilled at drafting documents that not only take advantage of favorable estate and gift tax laws, but also see to it that your assets are distributed in a preferable manner. Tailoring an estate plan to your needs must be accomplished. Depending on your needs, we may recommend the basic but necessary documents, such as a basic Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney and Living Will and Health Care Proxy, or more complex documents such as Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts and Family Limited Partnerships. Assisting clients in Medicaid planning and asset protection from expensive nursing home costs is another service our experienced attorneys can offer.

The probate process and estate administration that follows are areas that must be carefully navigated. Representation of the executor of an estate is also required in many instances to insure that the decedent’s Last Will and Testament is properly probated and the proper distributions are made to the beneficiaries. Many issues may arise during that probate process and at Colligan Law we are experienced at working with executors (and beneficiaries in many cases) so that the probate process is as smooth as possible.