Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Many people find it difficult to discuss estate planning matters. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we know that an effective estate plan will help ensure that your estate is distributed in accordance with your intentions. An effective estate plan can also reduce the estate taxes and legal costs associated with your death. Contact us to schedule a confidential meeting to discuss your estate planning needs. There is no charge for an initial consultation.

At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we provide you with the information and guidance you need to make effective decisions regarding the distribution of your estate. We explain your options and advise you on the estate planning tools that will best accomplish your goals.

Our estate planning practice includes counsel regarding

  • Wills and codicils
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts,
  • Estate tax planning
  • Planning to avoid probate and probate costs
  • Estate planning for same sex couples
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Probate, trust and fiduciary litigation
  • Special needs trusts and supplemental needs trusts
  • Health care proxies
  • Living wills
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Homestead declarations
  • Buy-sell agreements for businesses

The estate planning decisions you make will impact your family and their finances. Estate planning provides guidance to your family members at a time when they may be dealing with your illness, incapacity or death. Appointment of executors to manage your estate and trustees to manage trusts for family members are an important part of the decision making process. Younger couples need to consider the appointment of guardians for minor children and perhaps trusts to protect children’s assets. The decisions you make now may affect the preservation of assets and accessibility of your funds. If you do not make your intentions known through careful estate planning, your family may be faced with difficult decisions regarding the sale and distribution of your assets.

Major turning points such as the birth of a child, marriage, divorce, or the purchase of real estate are a good time to initiate or revise an estate plan. Our lawyers will help you to accomplish your goals effectively.