Since its founding, estate planning has been a primary area of practice at Scarborough, McNeese, O'Brien & Kilkenny. Our firm has a long and distinguished history of service to our clients in this area of practice, and have assisted thousands of clients with maintaining control of their estates both during their lifetimes and upon their deaths, in minimizing or eliminating estate and inheritance taxes, and in the selection and implementation of an appropriate wealth transfer and/or business succession plan.
There are a number of experienced and qualified estate planning attorneys at Scarborough, McNeese, O'Brien & Kilkenny to help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Depending on the unique desires and financial situation of each client, your attorney will customize an estate plan that utilizes one or more of the following: traditional wills, revocable living trusts, QTIP trusts, pour-over wills, powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts.
Despite the popular belief that estate planning is needed only by wealthy individuals, failure to properly plan for the future, regardless of the size of your estate, may result in some very important decisions being made by a court or a court appointed person should you become incapacitated or disabled. These personal and highly private decisions include the management and distribution of your assets upon your death, and these are decisions that every prudent person should consider and make for him or herself.