Royal Oak, Michigan Estate Planning Lawyers

Matthew S. Abdo
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Daniel Marchese
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Oakland County's finest attorneys - highly reviewed and nationally recognized.

Daniel is highly experienced in divorce and family law matters, and he has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in the most contentious matters. Although he is always willing to fight for you if needed, 98% of his... Read More »
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Sanford J. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Sanford J. Melder has helped thousands of people as an attorney. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Jurist Doctor in 1973, and Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. Sanford J. Melder has practiced law for over 30 years, representing clients in legal matters including Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Real Estate, Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Criminal Defense, Traffic Matters, Drunk Driving, Business Law and Personal Injury. Areas of Practice: Family Law Divorce Adoption Real Estate Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Asset...
Aric K. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Aric K. Melder has assisted each of his clients with the finest legal representation possible while upholding the ethics, spirit, and intent of the law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1996. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, at Michigan State University with a Juris Doctor, in 1996, and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. Aric K. Melder has concentrated his expertise and experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection /Debt Collection Defense, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Traffic...
Mr. Carl E. Sears
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Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 210-4773 26080 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Edward Gudeman
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Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(248) 546-2800 1026 W. Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Tax
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 544-3400 512 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 288-2080 3123 Crooks Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Lawyer
(248) 546-9393 1729 Crooks Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 547-2740 333 E Parent Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Royal Oak, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 691-2200 26862 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Matt William Zeigler
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W Big Beaver Rd, #408
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since 1976, Zeigler Townley P.C. has handled a wide variety of challenging and complex business and personal matters both in and out of Court. As a Vietnam Veteran, Matt has a very long view of all business litigation, employment and transactional matters, knowing what matters, and what does not.
Howard B. Young
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Michigan Estate Planning Attorney

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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Barbara Andruccioli
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(248) 528-1111 201 W. Big Beaver Rd. Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy
Barbara Andruccioli assists and manages assets for physically or mentally incapacitated individuals, special needs children, those in need of financial protection, and families who are sorting through the estate of a deceased relative. Ms. Andruccioli uses her 21+ years of experience in the legal field to simplify matters for her clients and maximize their quality of life.

Ms. Andruccioli is appointed in Wayne and Oakland Counties to serve primarily in three types of cases: (1) guardian and/or conservator for mentally disabled persons; (2) personal representative of deceased estates; and (3) conservator of minor estates.

Ms. Andruccioli completed the State of Michigan court...
Mark E. Mueller
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(248) 761-7795 2600 W Big Beaver Road
Suite 550
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School
I advise business owners, managers, and investors on a wide range of legal issues from the original formation and governing structure of new companies, buying or selling a business, contractual arrangements between business partners, and evaluating and negotiating deals with vendors and customers. I also advise individuals on estate planning and post-mortem estate administration. Typically this involves using a variety of trusts to (i) avoid or reduce estate taxes and (ii) provide for proper transfer and management of family wealth. I hold a Certificate of Completion in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education...
Bruce L. Townley
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 643-9530 3001 W. Big Beaver
Suite 408
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Practicing for Over 23 years in various fields, allowing me to understand the impact of your matter, not just immediately, but in many other areas of your life. I will explain honestly, fully and forthrightly your legal situation, and the options available to you.
Andrew Byers
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 469-4261 2833 Crooks Road
Suite 104
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Mark S. Bosler
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 647-8180 3001 West Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 502
Troy, MI 48084
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Products Liability
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy
The firm's principal, Mark Bosler, is an experienced attorney practicing in Michigan since 1982, and is admitted to practice in Illinois (1983) and Florida (1989). Primary practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration, business and commercial law, collections, civil and commercial litigation, real estate and criminal defense. His educational background includes an advanced Masters Degree in Corporate and Finance Law from Wayne State University, Juris Doctor degree from University of Detroit Law School, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. Mr. Bosler has over 25 year of experience in estate planning and estate...
Nick Best
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Huntington Woods, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(248) 237-7979 26711 Woodward Ave
Suite LL-2
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Timothy Klisz
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Novi, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(866) 770-7782 28175 Haggerty Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Tim Klisz is a full service lawyer for over 20 years in metro Detroit. Assisting individuals and small businesses in the following areas: personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death, criminal law, probate and estate planning, real estate law and collections. Free phone consultation available for any area of law.
Mark Bosler
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(248) 647-8180 3001 West Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 502
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Criminal and Real Estate
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Kenneth Wayne Demers
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(248) 358-9696 200 East Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Probate
I was born and raised in the lakes region of Oakland County in a little town called Union Lake. Union lake is situated at the crossroads of Waterford Township, White Lake Township, West Bloomfield Township and Commerce Township hence the name Four Towns, known only by locals. I began my legal carreer with Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services in their general litigation section taking my experience in consumer law with me into private practice. I currently practice all types of consumer law including Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate. I maintain a presence in West Bloomfield, Troy, Novi,...
Patrick Wilson
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Hazel Park, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 546-6164 23509 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Patrick K. Rode
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(248) 816-1000 2250 Butterfield Drive
Suite 220
Troy, MI 48084
Estate Planning, Business, Products Liability and Tax
Benjamin Hirsch
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 688-0970 1469 Souter Dr., Ste B
Troy, MI 48083
Estate Planning
Christine Zarycky
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Birmingham, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 723-1206 P O Box 502
Birmingham, MI 48012-0502
Estate Planning
Howard H. Collens
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Huntington Woods, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 545-2500 26075 Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Estate Planning
Jamie Ryan Ryke Esq
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 728-3363 24725 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
Welcome to the Law Firm of Thav, Ryke and Assoc. We are Michigan Probate, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration Attorneys located conveniently in Southfield, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have achieved a reputation for solving complex probate matters and as a result, practice and have clients throughout the great state of Michigan. Further, we represent many out-of-state clients who have had family members who pass away in the State of Michigan.

We are here to assist you in all areas of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate law in the State of Michigan. Our...
Jasmine D. Rippy
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Detroit, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(313) 633-6915 1600 Clay Street
Suite 331
Detroit, MI 48211
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
The University of Toledo College of Law
I specialize in criminal defense, traffic/license matters, family law and estate planning. My clients are individuals and small businesses. I enjoy working with these types of clients because I can make a significant impact on their lives and businesses by helping them through difficult times and planning for their future.

My holistic approach to legal services looks at the various implications of certain legal actions while tailoring my services to fit your specific needs. I will work hard to understand you and your goals, be accessible and come up with a plan to obtain the best outcome given the...
Jeffrey J. Michalowski
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(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
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Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationSterling Heights, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Insurance Claims and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
One of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C., Jeff focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, and corporate law. Jeff grew up in Sterling Heights and is happy to have returned to Macomb County to practice law.

Prior to establishing Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C., Jeff worked with a large regional accounting and business consulting firm, an insurance defense law firm and a business law firm specializing in corporate law, business formation, business consulting and private equity matters. After working with an elder law and estate planning firm...
Phillip S. Serafini
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Sterling Heights, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Phil was admitted to practice law in 1991 and he is now in his 28th year as an attorney. Phil is one of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C. and he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile accident claims, no-fault claims also known as personal injury protection benefits, third party automobile negligence claims, slip and fall injuries, motorcycle injuries, trucking accidents and general civil litigation. Phil grew up in St. Clair Shores and Royal Oak and he has been fortunate to return to Macomb County to practice law.

From 1995 to present, Phil...
Don L Rosenberg
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Troy, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(248) 641-7070 1301 W Long Lake Rd
Ste 340
Troy, MI 48098
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
I have been practicing for thirty-seve years. My practice is limited to specializing in issues concerning disability, estate, probate, long term care, nursing home, Veterans, Medicaid and special needs planning. I am the immediate past President/Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter (after having served for the last 6 years) and member of the Association's executive committee and an Assembly Delegate to Alzheimer’s Association – National Chapter, Chicago, Illinois. I am also a Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and have been listed since 1991 in the...
Dean E. Patrick
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(248) 663-2566 24725 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationSouthfield, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
Estate Planning, Probate, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Since establishing his own practice, Mr. Patrick has personally counseled hundreds of individuals in legal matters and has educated thousands throughout Michigan as a speaker and author.
James Hubbert
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(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationRochester, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Tax
University of Michigan Law School
David Mammel
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(248) 644-6326 40950 Woodward Ave.
Suite 120
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
David has practiced law for 15 years and specializes in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and defense of medical malpractice and civil rights lawsuits. He is a shareholder of Chapman Law Group and is licensed in both Michigan and Indiana. David is a Special Fiduciary at the Oakland County Probate Court. He is dedicated to educating the public on issues in estate planning including providing assets and care to loved ones, limiting taxes, and establishing healthcare protocols. David strives to serve each individual clients estate planning needs, tailoring each plan to address wealth preservation and family financial security. David holds a Certificate...
Stuart Lee Sherman
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(248) 631-4965 3707 West Maple Road
Suite 100B
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Wayne State University Law School
When you come to The Law Offices of Stuart Lee Sherman, you can have confidence that your case can receive the help you need from an estate planning lawyer in Oakland County. Attorney Sherman has earned his highly-respected reputation, and he is ready to stand beside you and support you today. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. From there, he went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Wayne State University, before continuing on in his education and receiving his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Attorney Sherman has a...
Kimberly Redd
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Attorney
(248) 233-0842 2000 Town Center
Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Michigan Law School and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Walter Czechowski
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Center Line, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(586) 754-1450 26224 Van Dyke Ave
Center Line, MI 48015
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Animal, Collections and DUI
Michigan State University
I graduated from Wayne State, with Honors, in 1973. I received my Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School). I am a partner in the law firm of Bieber & Czechowski, specializing in Probate and Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Social Security matters. I am an arbitrator and case evaluator for Macomb and Oakland Counties. I am also a current member of BRAG, Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce and an avid golfer. I was the assistant girl's golf coach for Notre Dame Prep High School (2002-2005).
Ameena Razia Sheikh
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Sylvan Lake, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(248) 631-4853 2360 Orchard Lake Road
Suite 100
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Wayne State University Law School
Achieving winning results for my clients is my passion!! Winning results vary for each of my clients and I focus on tailoring my representation for each of their specific needs. I am not just a legal advocate, I am my client's all around counselor. If you have any legal issue, I am your first stop. If I am unable to obtain the ideal results for YOU, I will ensure that I direct you to someone who can. My job as a lawyer is to AID those in need of legal assistance, not just take on...
Gregory Hamilton
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Franklin, MI Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(248) 642-6150 32100 Telegraph Rd
Franklin, MI 48025
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Gregory C. Hamilton, a nationally recognized speaker on Estate and Business Planning, has been bringing peace of mind to his Clients for over twenty five years and has been nominated in a blind survey as one of the top seven percent of estate planning attorneys in Michigan by Hour Magazine, for the last four consecutive years. With an emphasis on thorough consultation to build long term professional relationships with his Clients, Greg creates an estate or business plan uniquely designed to meet each Client’s goals, aspirations and desires.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Greg holds a Masters degree from...
Sabrina Shaheen Cronin
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(248) 258-3500 Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sabrina Cronin is the Founder and President of The Cronin Law Firm. Following Sabrina’s lead, the breadth and depth of knowledge at The Cronin Law Firm is quite expansive. She and her team handle family law, business law, criminal defense, estate planning, entertainment law, personal injury, real estate, bankruptcy, civil litigation, employment law and immigration. In more than two decades as an attorney, Sabrina has fed her curiosity and challenged herself to become intimately involved in multiple areas of the law. Her professional experience is distinctive and varied. She began as an associate attorney for Sullivan, Ward, Bone, Tyler,...
Collin D. Dickey
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Southfield, MI Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(248) 359-7524 28400 Northwestern Highway
Second Floor
Southfield, MI 48034
Estate Planning, Elder, Employment and Probate
Collin focuses his practice at the Maddin Hauser Law Firm primarily in estate planning and elder law. Collin has significant experience in financial advising, assisting clients with investment decisions and taxation matters, and is well versed in handling legal inquiries involving the IRS and the State of Michigan.
Collin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
After completing his legal education, Collin worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County for the Honorable Karen D. McDonald, where he gained valuable exposure to...
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.