Pennsylvania Trusts and Estates Attorney Helps You Plan for Your Future

You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security brings you comfort. Whether planning for the care of loved ones after your death or guiding you through the probate process as you mourn the loss of a loved one, James Edgar Brown, Esq. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Will drafting and execution

Estate planning
When devising an estate plan, James Edgar Brown, Esq. considers how best to protect your children, support your loved ones and contribute to the charitable causes that are special to you.

Attorney James Edgar BrownI thoroughly analyzes your estate and devises the best way to:

  • Transfer your assets
  • Minimize taxes
  • Establish guardianship for your children
  • Care for your pets
  • Support personal philanthropic causes
  • Protect your loved ones

Attorney James Edgar Brown drafts a will that reflects your wishes, and establishes living trusts if they are appropriate for your individual needs and your estate planning goals.

Probate
The process of probate typically accompanies painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorney James Edgar Brown can ease the stress of probating the estate.

He assists executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in Pennsylvania probate court, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Pennsylvania probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
The stress of a probate dispute can compound the pain of losing a loved one. When disputes arise, attorney James Edgar Brown’s composed courtroom demeanor can calm the emotionally charged process of challenging an invalid will or defending a valid will against erroneous claims made by unhappy beneficiaries. If you choose to preserve amiable family relationships, James Edgar Brown, Esq. can skillfully mediate disputes to reach just, equitable resolutions with your loved ones. When necessary, he assertively defends your beneficiary rights in Pennsylvania probate court.

Contact a Pennsylvania estate planning lawyer you can trust
For thorough and professional legal service throughout Pennsylvania, call James Edgar Brown, Esq. at 570-253-7767 or contact the firm online.