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Fairfield County Estate Planning Lawyer

Handling Issues Related to Estate Planning & Probate

At Bayer & Black, P.C., we know that protecting your family is probably the most important concern of yours. When you have made the decision to draft a will or a living trust, you need a Fairfield estate planning attorney who understands what questions to ask, what issues your family face and can guide you in reaching the right answers for your and your family.

We are experienced, well prepared, and can help you draft wills and trusts to ensure that your assets are protected during your lifetime and in the event of your passing. Our team has over 40 years of combined legal experience and is dedicated to providing Fairfield County residents with trusted counsel and guidance in planning estates and drafting wills and trusts.

Wills, Trusts & Other Important Documents

Allow our team to assist you with drafting wills, trusts and other critical documents to protect your family!

The most basic document for your estate plan is your Last Will and Testament. This document contains direction not only the disposition of your property in the event of your untimely demise, but also important instructions as to who will care for your minor children and be responsible for administering your estate. In addition to your Will, it is important to consider the use of various trusts. Trusts are used for various different purposes, including

  • To avoid probate
  • To restrict the usage of assets by minors
  • To reduce / avoid taxes
  • To assist in the handling of financial affairs

At Bayer & Black, P.C. we are experienced in determining what you need and ensuring those documents comply with Connecticut law. In addition, we will implement critical documents to protect you during your lifetime such as durable powers of attorney, health care directives, and designations of conservator.

Will & Trust Administration

Our team can also provide counsel and guidance in administering wills and trusts. After a loved one passes, certain steps must be taken to effectively transfer their property to his or her heirs. At Bayer & Black, P.C. we can efficiently, and cost effectively, take the necessary steps for smooth administration.

We assist fiduciaries (Executors and Trustees) in carrying out all the steps necessary to administer wills and trusts, including:

  • Ensuring assets are protected and maximized
  • Ensuring the debts of the estate are timely paid
  • Evaluating the claims of creditors
  • The filing of federal and state estate tax returns
  • The filing of necessary certificates may need to be filed on the land records
  • Preparing instruments necessary to effectively

In addition, when disputes arise such as a Will is challenged, a fiduciary is questioned, or disputes arise between beneficiaries or family members, Bayer & Black, P.C.'s probate litigation department is prepared to represent affected parties in any such dispute.

Work with a Fairfield County Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer from Bayer & Black, P.C.

Your family and future are important to you, so you need to work with an attorney who will ensure that your loved ones are protected. When you are ready to move forward with the drafting of your estate planning documents, or if you are looking for an attorney to assist in the administration of a will, it is important that you contact an attorney from Bayer & Black, P.C. right away. We are devoted to our clients and the Fairfield County community, and we will work hard to assist you. We offer flat fee arrangements for most estate planning and estate administration services.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship

Bayer & Black, P.C. - Fairfield County Attorney

Wilton Office

195 Danbury Road, Suite 160
Wilton, CT 06897

Danbury Office

153 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

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Phone: (203) 614-9734 | Local Phone: (203) 762-0751.
195 Danbury Rd., Suite 160 P.O. Box 459 Wilton, CT 06897