Legal Advisors: Estate Planning

Estate planning is often an area that people put off confronting or never tackle at all. While it can be uncomfortable to contemplate your own passing, if you own anything at all, a plan is necessary if you want to ensure that your assets go to the people you choose. Whether to protect your business, your investments, or what you own for your family’s future, estate plans are as individual as you are. They can and should reflect the unique circumstances of your situation, taking into account the overall tax consequences and administration expenses involved.

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Our estate planning services can include:


These documents outline your wishes related to the distribution of your property and belongings and can name a guardian for your minor children. Without a will, your wishes will not be known which can lead to the time, expense, and stress of contested issues in probate.


These are separate legal entities into which you pass your assets to be held and managed by a trustee for the benefit of your heirs and beneficiaries. They can be revocable or irrevocable and created for specific purposes. They are powerful tools for managing your assets, both while you are alive and after you are gone, ensuring that your heirs will be able to avoid the probate process.

Powers of Attorney

These documents allow you to designate someone to act on your behalf for financial purposes. They may be a current Power of Attorney or a “springing” Power of Attorney that does not go into effect unless you become incapacitated. 

Health Care Directives

These documents outline your wishes regarding life-prolonging medical procedures in the event you are in a vegetative state or in a terminal condition that offers no hope of significant recovery; the document also names the agent to act for you in making decisions consistent with your directive while you are incapacitated.

Krigel Nugent + Moore’s estate planning team has decades of experience and enables us to offer the high-quality service you need in a cost-effective manner. After reviewing your assets and your goals, our estate planning attorneys will guide you through the document-drafting and review process, and help you understand how to title and transfer your assets into any newly-established trusts.


Benefits of Estate Planning:

Providing for your family

Saving your family from difficult decisions and potential legal disputes

Ensuring that your assets, belongings, and/or business are transferred to those whom you have chosen

Minimizing taxes and expenses

Planning for incapacity

Supporting favorite charities and causes 

And more


The lack of a comprehensive estate plan can create expensive and stressful legal issues for you and your family. Should you find yourself in such a situation, perhaps facing probate court, our attorneys can help with experienced guidance and representation.

Jennifer Finch: Estate Planning

Our Estate Planning Attorneys:

Jennifer Finch

Jennifer Finch


Sanford P. Krigel

Sanford P. Krigel



“In a legal situation that was daunting, confusing, and thoroughly stressful, the team at KNM was indispensable. The attorneys were knowledgeable, prompt, patient, and communicative. Always taking the time to walk me through the processes & what to expect in the next steps. I couldn’t recommend a better group of professionals.” – Nick B.

“They are superior in their understanding of the law and compassionate about solving their clients’ problems.” – Jeff & Janet

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