Estate Planning and Probate Proceedings

How you would like your property and assets to be handled after your death is something that everyone should think about, but are often reluctant to do so.  At Jay Goodman and Associates our goal is to make the process as easy and efficient as possible to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your estate and your loved ones will be taken care of after you are gone.

We begin the estate planning process by listening to your goals and providing you with a series of options that may be available, as well as advising you of any laws that may affect the estate distribution.  By focusing on your individual needs, we will then tailor an estate plan that protects you and your family as well as your property and assets.  In addition to this, we can also help you prepare for a time when you may no longer be able to handle your own finances or make decisions about your healthcare.  Lastly, when it is time to either probate your estate or distribute your assets, we compassionately seek to ensure your wishes are honored and your legacy enhanced for the benefit of your family.

In addition to the standard estate planning package (Wills, Advanced Health Care Directives, and Power of Attorney), we also offer the following:

  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Wealth Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Protective Proceedings
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
  • Contested Estates and Estate Litigation
  • Formal, informal and contested probate proceedings