At Bayer & Black, P.C., we know that protecting your family is probably your most important concern. When you have decided to draft a will or a living trust, you need a Fairfield estate planning attorney who understands what questions to ask and what issues your family may face. You need an attorney who can guide you in reaching the right answers for you and your family.
We are experienced, well prepared, and can help you draft wills and trusts to ensure that your assets are protected during your lifetime and in the event of your passing. Our team has over 40 years of combined legal experience and is dedicated to providing Fairfield County residents with trusted counsel and guidance in planning estates and drafting wills and trusts.
Wills, Trusts, and Other Important Documents
Allow our team to assist you with drafting wills, trusts, and other critical documents to protect your family! The most basic document for your estate plan is your Last Will and Testament. This document contains direction not only for the disposition of your property in the event of your untimely demise, but also important instructions as to who will care for your minor children and be responsible for administering your estate. In addition to your Will, it is important to consider the use of various trusts. Trusts are used for a variety of purposes, including the following:
- To avoid probate
- To restrict the use of assets by minors
- To reduce or avoid taxes
- To assist in the handling of financial affairs
At Bayer & Black, P.C., we are experienced in determining what you need and ensuring those documents comply with Connecticut law. In addition, we will implement critical documents to protect you during your lifetime—such as durable powers of attorney, health care directives, and designation of a conservator.
Will and Trust Administration
Our team can also provide counsel and guidance in administering wills and trusts. After a loved one passes, certain steps must be taken to effectively transfer property to his or her heirs. At Bayer & Black, P.C. we can efficiently and affordably take the necessary steps for smooth administration.
We assist fiduciaries in carrying out all the steps necessary to administer wills and trusts, including:
- Ensuring assets are protected and maximized
- Ensuring the debts of the estate are paid in a timely matter
- Evaluating the claims of creditors
- The filing of federal and state estate tax returns
- The filing of necessary certificates may need to be filed on the land records
In addition, when disputes arise such as the challenging of a will, a fiduciary is questioned, or disputes arise between beneficiaries or family members, our probate litigation department is prepared to represent affected parties in any such dispute.
Work With a Fairfield County Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer From Bayer & Black, P.C.
Your family and future are important to you, so you need to work with an attorney who will ensure that your loved ones are protected. When you are ready to move forward with the drafting of your estate planning documents, or if you are looking for an attorney to assist in the administration of a will, it is important that you contact an attorney from Bayer & Black, P.C. right away. We are devoted to our clients and the Fairfield County community, and we will work hard to assist you. We offer flat-fee arrangements for most estate planning and estate administration services.