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Estate Planning and Administration

Estate Planning

We believe estate planning is for everyone. Though thinking about what will happen after you pass away is not a pleasant experience, it is a necessary one to ensure that your loved ones will be taken care of according to your wishes.  Creating your Will, Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney or Living Will can be a quick and easy process that will provide reassurance to you during your life and comfort to your family and friends after you are gone.

Our Estates & Trusts lawyers works with you to create a plan that includes a Will or Trust, Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney or Living Will. Your plan will disperse your assets to the people you choose with the least possible tax consequences. At Rothman Gordon, we focus on four objectives:

  1. We make sure that your assets reach the individuals or organizations in the manner you choose.
  2. We work to minimize the effect of federal and state taxes on the estate and beneficiaries.
  3. We counsel you regarding the selection of those who will act on your behalf.
  4. We work to minimize ongoing administrative costs.

Your estate planning that will ensure the assets you have accumulated over your lifetime are passed on according to your wishes. We also understand that, beyond the technical aspects of an estate plan, there is a need to personalize the plan to meet the needs of you and your heirs. That is why we also provide succession planning and post-mortem planning to take advantage of tax ramifications and achieve family goals.

Estate Administration

Our Estates & Trusts lawyers can administer estates in Pennsylvania, guiding the executor through probate and  assisting with paying any outstanding debts, paying applicable taxes, and distributing assets. Of course, after the death of a loved one, there is more to do then just administer the estate. We are pleased to share our After a Death…What Do I Do Now? A Practical Guide for Survivors on line. This handy guide provides a basic understanding of what a survivor may face when dealing with the death of a family member.