Orren & Orren’s estate planning process develops a plan for each client to use, conserve, and transfer wealth, avoid probate, and protect against unnecessary taxes and costs. We also give careful attention to health care planning. Estate and health care planning are acts of caring, which spare a person’s family the difficulties of conservatorship, probate and other legal processes in the future.
Trust administration carries out the instructions of a trust and conducts the business of the trust. This includes filing tax returns, funding new trusts that arise upon the death of the trust maker, and distributing assets. Probate is the court-supervised administration of a deceased person’s estate when there is a will, or assets are outside of a trust, or the decedent died intestate. We help our clients navigate the complexities of these procedures.
If an accident or other catastrophe leaves you or a loved one unable to manage affairs, a "conservatorship," in which a court appoints another person to make decisions for the disabled person, may be necessary. Also, when a developmentally disabled child reaches majority, the child’s parents must be appointed conservators, in order to retain the legal right to care for the child. If a child’s parents die or cannot care for the child, a guardian must be appointed. Orren & Orren assist with these arrangements.
To consistently win cases, it’s not enough to be good. You need to be right. Orren & Orren’s litigation practice—which primarily focuses on appellate practice—emphasizes painstaking legal research, together with vigorous advocacy, in presenting the strongest possible case for our client.