Estate Lawyer in West Chester

Christopher P. Flannery Law Office understands the complexities of estate law and the amount of due diligence it takes to map out a plan for your assets after death. We offer customized intelligence that aligns your goals with state, federal and international laws, protecting your wealth from over taxation, and improving accessibility to your intended beneficiaries.

We are thorough in getting to know your wishes in great detail, to produce a planning vehicle that provides the most value to you, and puts your mind at ease. Our specialty areas are not limited to:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Probate law and dispute resolution
  • Living trusts
  • Estate taxation laws
  • Property power of attorneys
  • Assist in the avoidance of guardianship of estate for minors
  • Property protection from beneficiary’s creditors

Don’t allow the assets you’ve spent a lifetime amassing to get stuck in probate indefinitely. Discover the difference working with an experienced financial and legal strategist makes for yourself. Allow us to explain your options during a no-obligation consultation.

How Estate Planning Affects Your Final Wishes

A solid post humorous financial plan relieves the stress of looking after dependents, disabled persons, debts and assets, in your absence. In many cases, we can prevent the over taxation of your property, possessions and other accumulated wealth by suggesting a myriad of legal strategies that best position you for long-term success. We get to know your wishes and current financial standings in great detail so we can customize solutions that distribute your wealth exactly as you wish.

Wills and Trusts

The importance of having a will or trust is evident in the regularly documented occurrences of disputes over a deceased person’s assets. If you have not put any plans in place, your accumulated wealth has the potential to end up profiting the stranger, and the government, or stuck in probate, depending on your situation. Our advisors will explain the benefits and requirements of each of your options and draft solid legal plans that mirror your intentions.

How Long is the Probate Process?

The probate process length varies by state and the complexity of your individual situation. In cases where a will is contested, the probate period can last indefinitely until the disputers either negotiate an agreement or receive a ruling from a civil court. Establishing wills and trusts before you pass is the best way to streamline the transfer of your assets. We’ll explain the details and barriers probate poses to your benefactors, and offer a host of innovative solutions that align with your goals.   

No Ordinary Probate Lawyer

Probate in West Chester is well known for being a frustrating process that is further complicated by unresolved disputes, contestation of wills and reluctance on the behalf of those who control the assets of the deceased. An experienced probate lawyer will expedite the resolution of disputes, assist in filing all of the necessary documentation and remove the barriers that are preventing beneficiaries from receiving entitlements.

To explore all of the options available to you with one of our friendly estate law professionals, stop by our local West Chester offices, or give us a call to schedule a consultation.