Estate Planning

Leave Your Family With Financial Security—And Fond Memories

Estate planning is all about life care planning and shaping the future of your estate.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning.  That’s where you need the help of a reputable and dependable attorney. Green Mountain Legal Services provides practical legal counsel for the three main areas of estate planning

1. Wills and Trusts

A will can outline your final wishes, distribute property among loved ones, name guardians for your minor children, and much more.  However, a will must go through the probate process in order to be legally effective.

A trust is a book of instructions for how your assets are to be used if you should become incapacitated, and how you want to distribute those assets when you pass away.  Assets placed in a trust usually pass outside of the probate process.  

A knowledgeable attorney can help you decide whether a will or trust plan is right for you. Our firm will help you create, maintain, and update your wills and trusts to ensure they always reflect the changes in your life.

2. Advance Directives

Powers of attorney are essential to a complete life care plan.  Simply having the right documents may help you and your loved ones avoid costly guardianship and conservator proceedings in the future, in addition to other benefits. 

3. Probate and Trust Administration

Has your loved one passed away, leaving you wondering what to do next?  If you have been appointed personal representative or trustee of an estate, we can guide you as you fulfill your loved one’s final wishes.  We can also answer questions for family members of people who died without any documents in place.

4. Business Succession Planning 

This type of planning outlines how a business owner will protect their professional legacy when they retire, become disabled, or die.

Green Mountain Legal Services provides practical legal counsel for the four main areas of estate planning. Our firm will provide you with the comprehensive legal services you need to make sure your estate plan reflects the unique aspects of your life. Get in touch with us to speak with a friendly representative and schedule an appointment.  We look forward to your call!