Probate Law

Divorce and death within a family or other close relationship are among the most difficult of life’s events. Our office will work to ease the transitions associated with these events by providing superior legal expertise.

  • Living Trust & Estate PlanningWills and Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Power of Attorney
  • Petitions of Fiduciaries
  • Asset Protection
  • Document Preparation & Filing
Protect Your Assets and the People You Love

Contemplating your demise isn’t easy. But failing to draft an estate plan only adds delay, legal problems and uncertainty to all the emotional turmoil your family faces when you die.  It’s not fun to think about death, but avoiding the inevitable is the biggest mistake many people make.

Estate planning is vital to everyone and is not just for the rich or the old. An estate plan can provide financial and emotional stability to your surviving loved ones. A good plan will protect your assets for future generations; ensure that your wishes are
carried out; permit the speedy distribution of your assets; protect your privacy; and can assure that a family business will survive your death.

A Last Will and Testament and Health Care Proxy with Living Will Declaration could be two most important legal documents that you ever sign. A Will provides the legal mechanism for disposing of property upon death in a way that recognizes your wishes and the needs of your survivors, while minimizing taxes. Without a Will, the courts—and not you—decide what happens to your assets. They can even decide what happens to your children.  A Health Care Proxy and Living Will Declaration involves, even more importantly, planning for the handling of affairs in case of disability, and the deeply personal medical choices to be made as life nears its end.

Our office is committed to providing excellent and compassionate legal work accompanied by outstanding client service in all aspects of wills, health care proxies, living trusts, other trusts, and probate. We are dedicated to the high quality of our work and to giving each of your legal matters respectful, thoughtful care.

For more information or an appointment, please call our office at 508-586-4466 or, if you prefer, send us an e-mail at mark@pettilaw.com and our office will contact you.