PQA attorneys are experienced in preparing Estate Plans, Wills and Trusts for clients of every economic background and family circumstance. Whether our client’s needs can be met by a basic Will or requires a more sophisticated Estate Plan, our attorneys and paralegals work closely with each client to understand his or her asset picture and familial circumstances to ensure that the client’s wishes and long-term goals are met, while minimizing any potential for dispute or hard feelings among the client’s heirs.
Our attorneys and paralegals have decades of experience in providing strong support to executors and administrators during the entire process of administering estates both large and small. We tailor our level of support to our clients’ circumstances: for those executors or estate administrators who prefer to handle the day-to-day administration of the Estate, we provide ready advice and assistance to speed the process. For more complicated Estates, or for those who prefer to leave the day-to-day administration to trained paralegals who do this kind of work every day, we provide a full range of services to settle your loved one’s affairs.
For our many clients who maintain residences or own property in Florida, we retain a close association with experienced tax and estates attorneys in Florida, enabling us to provide seamless administration of your loved one’s Estate.
PQA attorneys are also experienced in defending and prosecuting challenges to the validity of a Will, and in administering Estates after a person has passed away without leaving a Will.
We encourage our individual clients to make and maintain current Wills, to seek periodic “check-up” consultations with our attorneys, particularly following milestone events, such as the birth of a child, the purchase of a home, or the purchase or sale of an interest in a business. We also recommend that our clients seek consultation when a child with children or his or her own children, divorces, or when a client with children marries for a second time, so that we can discuss and address the issues that sometimes arise in these circumstances. We encourage all our clients to maintain advanced healthcare directives, or so-called “Living Wills,” and under certain circumstances, Durable Powers of Attorney. The Wills, Trusts, Estates & Wealth Management practice group is led by John A. Haulenbeek.