Wills, Trusts, and Probate

The attorneys at Novins, York & Jacobus have been answering these types of questions for more than 70 years. We can help you make the determination on what is best for you and your family.

If you die without a will, then you have died “intestate.” It may be necessary for your heirs to petition the court to open an estate so your assets and debts can be handled leaving you with no say as to how you estate will be divided.

There are a number of different kinds of trusts, and all trusts perform different functions. Some qualify you for Medicaid or keep you qualified for SSI benefits, some protect assets and minimize taxes, and some keep your beneficiaries from having the power to spend all of the money at once. Examples include:

  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Educational Trusts
  • Bypass Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts