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An Estate Lawyer Helping Clients Gain Confidence And Peace Of Mind

Life is uncertain, and none of us knows what the future holds. While most people recognize that they would greatly benefit from having an estate plan in place, it is all too easy to procrastinate. Thankfully, creating an estate plan is faster and easier than you might think with the help of an experienced attorney.

In Scranton and surrounding areas, Tigue Law is the firm to call. I am attorney Stephanie L. Tigue, and I offer a wide variety of estate law services, from the creation of wills and trusts for your estate to representation in probate and estate administration on behalf of someone you have recently lost. Throughout the process, I provide personalized attention, strategic guidance and customized legal solutions to meet your needs.

Building The Right Estate Plan For You

I am ready to draft an estate plan tailored to you. While each plan is different, many plans include the following elements:

  • A will
  • An appointed person to serve as executor of your estate
  • One or more trusts
  • Durable power of attorney for finances
  • Durable power of attorney for health care
  • A living will

Some people try to save money by filling out free templated forms they find online. While this is an option, it is not a good idea. It’s important to remember that these documents will speak for you when you are no longer around to speak for yourself. It is critical that they are clear, thorough and legally sound. In some cases, having a poorly written estate plan can be worse than having no plan at all.

I will ensure that your plan accurately and clearly reflects your wishes and minimizes estate-related burdens for your loved ones.

Comprehensive Representation In Probate And Estate Administration

If you’ve recently lost a family member or friend, administering their estate is probably the last thing you want to focus on. I can provide much-needed guidance during this difficult time.

Being represented by an attorney is important because these processes are highly technical and nuanced – especially for someone who is not an attorney. There are simply too many things that could go wrong, resulting in delays, increased costs and wasted estate resources. I will ensure that all legal matters are addressed and resolved appropriately, giving you valuable peace of mind and the ability to focus on more pressing family needs.

Discuss Your Goals With Me During A Free Initial Consultation

Creating a customized estate plan begins with a detailed conversation about your needs, goals and concerns. I offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients so I can learn more about you and you can feel confident that my firm is the right choice for your legal issue.

To get started, you can contact my office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, by calling 570-908-5759 or by submitting an online contact form.