Trust Attorneys Hockessin DE

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Hockessin, DE listed below.

Daniel T Crossland
(302) 658-2100
4001 KENNETT PIKE, SUITE 316, TWO GREENVILLE CROSSING
Greenville, DE
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate
Education
Villanova University School of Law,University of Rochester
State Licensing
Delaware

William J Martin III
(302) 888-2502
Martin & Lunger Pa, 1020 N Bancroft Pky Ste 100
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Probate, Health Care
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Delaware,Rutgers University School of Law
State Licensing
Delaware, Pennsylvania

Matthew M Carucci
(302) 397-3798
1216 North King St.
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Estate Planning, Litigation, Probate, Real Estate, Personal Injury
Education
Widener University School of Law,Muhlenberg College
State Licensing
Delaware

Trisha W. Hall
(302) 655-5000
222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 900
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Estate Planning, Power Of Attorney, Probate, Trusts, Wills
Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law,Bryn Mawr College
State Licensing
Delaware, Pennsylvania

Nikolaos I. Tsouros
17 WEST MINER STREET PO BOX 660
WEST CHESTER, PA
Specialties
Corporate, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Tax
Education
Villanova University School of Law,Widener University School of Law,Gettysburg College
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Jacqueline M Feely
(800) 632-9230
1202 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Probate, Real Estate, Business
Education
Widener University School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Delaware

Ralph Keil
(302) 656-7540
1311 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Wills and Probate

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Vivian A Houghton
(302) 658-0518
800 West Street
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills
Education
Widener University School of Law
State Licensing
Delaware

Steven H. Rubin
(610) 692-3200 x111
999 West Chester Pike, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
Specialties
Wills and Probate
Education
Undergraduate : Drexel
Law School : Syracuse University
Admitted To Bar : 1990
Professional Memberships
Collaborative Family Law Affiliates, Affiliate Attorney - Women's Resource Center

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Perry Seaman
(410) 398-7400
226 E MAIN ST
ELKTON, MD
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Car Accident, Business, Workers Compensation
Education
California Western School of Law,University of Delaware
State Licensing
Maryland

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Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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