Wills, Trusts, Probate & Guardianship

It is neither difficult nor time consuming to protect your assets and your family's future with an estate plan. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can have peace of mind that your loved ones will receive your property and understand your last wishes, but only with the right planning. Oftentimes, even probate can be avoided with the proper titling of your assets. Whether probate avoidance is best for you needs to be determined by our senior lawyers here at Espenship, Schlax & Albee. 


Instances arise when people are incapable of managing financial, personal, or household affairs. An illness or disability at any age can result in the need for a family member to step in and make important decisions.


The guardianship lawyers at Espenship, Schlax & Albee can help you and your family obtain temporary or permanent guardianship for an elder or other family member. We also assist families with guardianships and conservatorship for financial decision-making on behalf of incapacitated individuals.

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY... EVEN IN DEATH

If you die without a Will, you die "intestate." Dying 'intestate' means that the law decides who receives your assets. Preparing a WILL allows you to specifically give your assets, including your most prized possessions, to your loved ones. Setting up a TRUST of your assets can fulfill a decedent's wishes in life, in death. Trusts can also protect your estate and loved ones from creditors and are excellent tools for tax planning.