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Probate & Estate Planning Attorney in Milton

Helping Families Throughout Sussex County Plan for the Future. Guiding Clients Through Estate Administration. Call (302) 505-5773.

Are you worried about how your property and assets will be divided after you pass away? In Delaware, when a person dies (decedent), their property and assets are subject to probate administration. Probate administration is a court process that determines how the decedent’s estate is distributed, relying on documents such as their will, and state probate and intestacy laws. This can be a complicated and drawn-out process. That is why it is recommended that you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney from Milton to advise you about the legal options available with regard to organizing and planning your estate.

At Adkins Law Firm, I will use my experience to ensure that your property and assets do not unintentionally fall into the wrong hands. Your comprehensive estate plan will make sure the wealth you have accumulated throughout the years can work for you and for those who matter most in your life.

To schedule an initial consultation about your estate planning or probate case, call me at (302) 505-5773 or contact me online today.

How to Create an Effective Estate Plan

An effective estate plan minimizes the exposure of your property and assets to state probate and intestacy laws using the following legal instruments.

Your comprehensive estate plan could include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Jointly Owned Property
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance Proceeds and Annuities
  • Living Wills and Advanced Health Directives
  • Special Powers of Attorney

While you are alive, we can organize your property into trusts, certain bank and retirement accounts, and financial or investment products such as life insurance policies and annuities. Trusts can protect a substantial portion of your property and assets from creditors when you pass away. When you place your property into a trust (trust property), you no longer own that property. Under the contract creating the trust, a designated trustee has control over trust property. While you are alive, you can act as the trustee of your trust property. When you die, any named successor trustees will be responsible for administering the property held in a trust.

Certain jointly owned property, retirement and bank accounts, or other financial instruments, allow ownership to revert to a joint-owner or named beneficiary automatically. Further, by using living wills, advanced health directives, and special powers of attorney, you can make sure that someone you trust has the power to make decisions on your behalf if you are unconscious or otherwise incapacitated.

The usefulness of a well-developed estate plan isn’t limited to people with vast amounts of wealth. Estate plans focus on giving you and your loved ones the right amount of control to ensure the people you care about most have a secure future for years to come.

As your Milton estate planning lawyer, I am here to provide sound legal advice. Contact Adkins Law Firm online or call (302) 505-5773 today!

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