Wills & Estate Planning
At Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey, & Hagg, LLP, our firm has grown over the years to reflect the increased needs of our clients and the ever-evolving state of the law. Today, we are proud to represent individuals and families in areas such as tax, trusts, estate planning and administration, and fiduciary law.
State laws are very specific about what can and can't be in a will, trust, or medical or financial power of attorney.
- Who can and can't serve as a personal representative, trustee, health care surrogate or power of attorney?
- Who can and can't be a witness to a will, trust, or medical or financial power of attorney?
- What formalities must be observed when signing a will, trust, or medical or financial power of attorney?
At Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey, & Hagg, LLP, we can help you answer all of these questions.
Estate planning is vital for young and old to ensure tax advantages, protect assets, and carry out wishes. Clients count on Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey & Hagg, LLP, to create estate plans to facilitate the handling of critical details at the time of their deaths. Sometimes fiduciaries do not act in the best interests of an estate. When personal representatives breach their duty to an estate, we stand ready to see that justice is done. In some cases, the personal representative must be removed or replaced for a breach of duty.
We also handle:
- Living Trusts
- Revocable and Irrevocable Tax Advantaged Trusts
- Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Cost-Effective Charitable Giving
- Will Contests, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence
- Breach of duty by personal representatives
When the time comes, our firm can help advise the administrators of an estate in handling the proper distribution of assets, liquidating liabilities, paying taxes, attending probate court proceedings and carrying out descendants’ other wishes, including defending and/or prosecuting will contests. Sometimes families can be torn apart by litigation over a testator's intent.
We strive to learn the truth and offer aggressive legal representation in contested will matters when the facts call upon us to be advocates.
For help with your estate planning, please contact the experienced professionals at Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey, & Hagg, LLP, today at 605-348-1125