Wills, Trusts And Probate Administration

Estate planning and probate are generally considered to be two sides of the same coin. The great difference between the two, naturally, has to do with timing. Your estate plan will ideally channel financial aspects of your legacy in the directions you choose, providing peace of mind. Probate administration, on the other hand, is by definition carried out after a person has passed away. Gieg Law Offices LLC often handles both areas of estate law for families spanning generations. We also receive new clients regularly. They appreciate our value as a general practice law firm providing customized legal solutions in a variety of areas, including estate planning and probate.

When Should You Create An Estate Plan? How Will Probate Be Handled In Your Case?

Regardless of your age, you should create an estate plan appropriate to your circumstances long before it is needed.

By definition, probate has to do with distribution of your assets after your death. A carefully constructed estate plan can make the probate process much easier for the executor(s) of your estate to follow.

What Else Goes Into An Estate Plan, Regardless Of Age?

A complete estate plan typically goes beyond a will and/or trusts, and may include:

  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance directive covering health care choices your next of kin may be able to make for you if you are unable to speak for yourself

With years of experience over several generations of law practice by members of the Gieg family in the Altoona area, our law firm is prepared to advise you in the creation of a will, a trust, and/or a medical power of attorney to suit your needs and goals.

Providing Estate Plans From Simple To Complex

Whether you are preparing your own estate plan or are responsible for administering the estate of a deceased loved one, Gieg Law Offices LLC in Altoona can get things off to a right start for you. Call our law offices at 814-204-1274 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation regarding estate planning, probate or any related legal matter in Pennsylvania.