Estate Planning Lawyer in Huntingdon Valley
Let an Experienced Attorney Help Protect Your Legacy
Confronting mortality is rarely considered a fun task, which can result
in many people putting off estate planning. While certainly unpleasant,
we at Duffy North prefer to treat estate planning like the essential,
practical, and even benevolent task it is.
Taking the time to prepare a strong estate plan gives you and your loved
ones the peace of mind knowing a plan exists for when that future reality arrives.
Having tough conversations and making proactive decisions now can help
you and your loved ones in the years to come. At Duffy North, our Huntingdon
Valley estate planning attorneys endeavor to assist people of all ages,
incomes, and situations in safeguarding their futures through comprehensive
Our firm, established nearly a century ago in 1928, has spent decades serving
the people of Pennsylvania. We value those we help not only as clients
but also as friends and neighbors.
Ready to Help with Each Aspect of Your Estate Planning
Estate planning is not limited to commonly known documents, like wills
and trusts. It encompasses a wide range of additional services, many of
which we can help you explore and consider as part of your estate plan.
Our Huntingdon Valley estate planning attorney may be able to help you
with some of the following:
- Powers of attorney
- Last wills and testaments
- Living wills and advance healthcare directives
- Trusts (of various types)
- Elder law
- Medicaid plans and assistance
Keep in mind that not all estate planning is created equal. You can formalize
a will or a trust, but without proper administration, a great deal of
your property may end up being owed to the government. Optimizing an estate
plan to protect as much of your property from taxation as legally possible
is a key element many overlook.
Luckily, our Huntingdon Valley estate planning lawyer offers a strong knowledge
of federal and state tax laws, with such substantial experience in preparing
estate plans to get the most for our clients.
We also want to work to make sure your estate planning documents are clear
in their representation of your wishes. Scenarios in which your intentions
are formally disputed, such as a contested will, can quickly lead to probate
court litigation. Working out the terms of an estate plan in probate court
is costly, time consuming, and emotionally taxing at a time when your
loved ones will already be grieving. Our team can work with you to proactively
anticipate points of contention and limit the possibility of will contests.
Personal, Individualized Care
Estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all undertaking. While some law
firms rely on standardized, fill-in-the-blank templates, our approach
to estate planning first and foremost requires listening to our clients’ needs.
After understanding the full scope and specific nuances of your situation
as well as your intended goals, we begin to craft an estate plan tailored
to your unique situation, guiding you through every step, suggestion,
and decision. At Duffy North, no case is too large or small or complex
or simple and all get our personal attention.
Contact Our Huntingdon Valley Estate Planning Attorney
Our goal at Duffy North is to build you a strong estate plan that gives
you and your loved ones peace of mind.
If you need help getting started or have questions about any element of
your existing estate plan, our legal team wants to help. Dial (215) 515-4439 or contact us onlinefor a free consultation.