Protecting assets that have taken a lifetime to accumulate, managing property that has been in the family for generations, and making long-range provisions for beneficiaries affect people personally as well as financially.
We understand this and strive to assist our clients with the whole scope of the issues they face. We are lawyers you can talk to.
MacIntyre McCulloch & Stanfield, L.L.P. attorneys advise individuals on management and conservation of assets, estate planning for the orderly transfer of property during life or at death, tax aspects of such planning, and probate and estate administrative procedures. We also counsel guardians, trustees, administrators, beneficiaries, and executors of estates. Our services include preparation of wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, and other necessary documents; preparation of income, gift, and estate tax returns; and assistance in both the dependent and independent administration of estates and guardianships.
Unfortunately, disputes arise concerning trusts, wills, gifts and estates, which require our attorneys to be knowledgeable in probate, trust, tax, evidentiary, and procedural matters. We handle these disputes with the sensitivity or force necessary to achieve our clients’ goals and, if circumstances require, institute litigation to protect our clients’ interests. We represent clients in prosecuting and defending will contests, will and trust construction, termination of trusts, resignation or removal of trustees, and litigation arising out of the administration of estates and trusts. We also handle all forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings for probate.