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 estate planning. 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)
  • Guardianships
  • 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.