Wills and Trusts

When it comes to estate planning, and wills and trusts representation, there is no substitute for experience.

This means more than just legal experience. It means having estate lawyers by your side who relate to your goals on a personal basis too. The legal representation that truly helps people find real solutions to their problems is compassion. This can only come through personal experience.

At the Dover, Delaware, law office of Street & Ellis, P.A., we bring more than 40 years of legal experience and personal experience with many of the estate planning issues that you might be facing.

On a personal level, we have helped our parents with wills, trusts and other essential estate planning documents. We have been through the probate process — professionally and personally — so we have a unique insight into the way these documents really work.

Our Dover wills attorneys can help you craft a comprehensive estate plan, combining all essential estate planning documents:

  • Wills and trusts: These are the foundational documents of a comprehensive estate plan, allowing you to control who will receive your assets and in what manner they will receive them. For example, you might have a young child or grandchild. You want to pass on wealth to him or her, but you are worried that he or she is not mature enough to handle the responsibility yet. A "spendthrift trust" allows you to set conditions on the gift, like having it pass at a triggering event (reaching 18 years of age, for example) or only allowing it to be used for something sensible like a college education.
  • Financial planning: A key aspect of estate planning, important considerations about retirement, investments, tax planning and mortgages will impact your overall estate plan.
  • Health care directives: Often called living wills, they articulate your wishes regarding medical care for the possible event that you are unable to articulate these wishes on your own at some point in the future.
  • Powers of attorney and guardianships: These are legal instruments that allow you to establish agents to handle your personal, health care and financial decisions in the event that you become unable to do so on your own.

To learn more about the many ways our lawyers can help you, and to arrange an initial consultation, contact Street & Ellis, P.A., by calling locally at 302-724-4960 or toll free — 888-353-2314. We respond promptly to all email messages.