Careful planning can help avoid the countless legal problems and family disputes that occur upon the death of a loved one. Attorney Patrick Chatterton has extensive experience working with the varied legal tools available to transfer the assets of an individual at the time of death or during their lifetime. The establishment of a living trust can help to expedite the process of transferring assets to your beneficiaries prior to your death and avoid probate upon death. We can work with you to achieve the goals you have in mind and do so in a way that avoids probate, will contests, and harsh tax consequences.

We advise clients on the different types of trusts available, including the inter vivos trust, special needs trust, honorary trust, and testamentary trust, helping you to chose the option that is most suited to your needs and individual situation. We work with clients to establish the trust, manage the trust property, and ensure proper distribution of the trust fund or trust property to the beneficiaries according to the terms outlined in the trust.

At the Law Office of Patrick L. Chatterton, we understand the sensitive and confidential nature needed to effectively handle our clients’ estate planning needs. We are eager to assist our clients and establish a fruitful relationship that will ensure the most adequate and effective disposition of their assets. Contact us today.