Washington, D.C. Probate and Estates Attorneys
Many aspects of family law, including separation and divorce, involve individual and family estate planning, estates in probate, and lifetime arrangements to plan for health and financial matters. Clients often turn to Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC for information and advice with respect to these matters and to create the documents, such as wills or trusts, necessary to implement their wishes and plans for the future. In the case of complex tax and estate planning, our attorneys work with experts in the field to ensure that the client receives the best service possible. Knowing when a client’s circumstances require expert advice is an important part of the services provided.
It is impossible to know when someone will be unable to make important healthcare decisions for herself or himself. Unfortunately, most individuals do not take the steps authorized by law to ensure that their wishes are carried out in the event they are unable to express those wishes themselves. At Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC, we encourage clients to utilize the latest documents and techniques for expressing their wishes and having them followed. Proper planning can often avoid uncertainty during difficult times and prevent disputes among family members when it comes to making decisions for a loved one.
Many clients understand the importance of having a trusted person or entity to handle their affairs under circumstances in which they may be out of communication or unable to handle specified matters. Careful drafting of appropriate powers of attorney can be of great assistance and should be considered in any individual's planning for the future. The lawyers at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC have experience in drafting general and limited powers of attorney appropriate for a variety of situations.