Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Many people find the idea of planning for the disposition of assets upon their death to be an uncomfortable and worrying topic. However, dying without a Will or proper estate plan in place can prove to be far more distressing for the family and friends you will leave behind. Who will get your assets? Who will take care of your children? Who will manage your estate? Regardless of your wealth, failing to take care of the necessary planning now will mean that it will be the State who ultimately decides these questions for you.

The lawyers at Casha and Casha, LLC take special pride in making sure your estate plan is properly worded to reflect your wishes, and protect your beneficiaries from unnecessary taxes and liabilities. Because each client’s concerns are unique, we create plans to give our clients the comfort of knowing that their loved ones will be prepared to respond decisively when the need arises. That level of comfort exists not just because of our technical ability, but also because of our excellent listening skills. Working closely with our clients, we get to know them, their families, and their trusted advisors. A commitment to that process allows us to better understand each client’s goals and objectives, to identify potential hazards, and to develop creative solutions.

Services:

Wills:

  • Simple Wills
  • Credit Shelter Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Directives
  • Power of Attorney
  • Will Contests

Trusts:

  • Family Trusts
  • Insurance Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts

Estates:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate

FEES:

Free initial consultation eligible. Most Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning matters are charged on a flat fee basis. Due to the number of different types of Wills, Trusts, and Estate Plans, and the fact that each case has its own set of circumstances all fees cannot be listed here. However, examples of average fees are as follows:

Simple reciprocal Will: $400 each; $700 for two reciprocal Wills

Codicil: $250 each; $400 for two reciprocal Codicils

Living Will: $175 each; $300 for two reciprocal Living Wills

Power of Attorney: $175 each; $300 for two reciprocal Power of Attorneys

Estate Planning (Credit Shelter Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney): $3,500 min., plus $1,000 per additional trust

Trust (No estate planning): $1,500.00 minimum

Qualified Income Trusts: $750 if drafted with the Attorney and Medicaid Specialist Susan Smith.  $500.00 if it is just with the Attorney

Caregiver Agreement: $500 if drafted with Attorney and Medicaid Specialist Susan Smith.  $350.00 if it is just with the Attorney

Package discounts:

Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will: $600

Reciprocal Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills (2): $1,100.00

Codicils, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills (2): $750.00