Trusts & Estates

Trusts & Estates Summary

Few matters are as important as estate planning. You need a plan that is highly personal and individualized, created by an estate planning attorney who is experienced, honest, responsive, and caring. We help develop and implement trust and estate plans to safeguard you and your family, so that when you can no longer care for yourself or your loved ones, the documents will be in place to put your plans into action.

Proper planning allows you and your family to receive the full benefit of everything that you have worked so hard to acquire. Tax planning, asset protection, and business succession planning are among several key issues that our estate attorneys address.

Our estate and trust law team handles every aspect of post-death planning and administration, taking the burden off family members. After the death of a loved one, we work closely with the personal representative and trustee for a smooth, efficient probate or trust administration.

Our estate planning attorneys are trained and experienced in the following areas of law:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney (Financial and Health Care)
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for Minors, Legally Incapacitated Adults, and Developmentally Disabled Individuals
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Corporations, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Individual and Corporate Income Tax Planning
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Trusts & Estates Sub Practices

We provide comprehensive trust and estate law planning and administrative services. Learn how we can help you below or contact us for more information regarding trusts and estates.

Elder Law

Our estate planning attorneys are practiced in address in all legal issues associated with aging, whether it be planning for long term care of preservation of assets.

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Estate Planning & Administration

Fraser Trebilcock’s estate attorneys have extensive experience in drafting, establishing, and administering estate plans, and will work with you to create an estate plan that reflects your personal values and your individual circumstances.

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Guardianships & Conservatorships

Our estate attorneys routinely handle all aspects of contested and uncontested petitions. We also work with families of developmentally disabled persons to obtain plenary or partial guardianships of the individual or estate of their loved one.

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Medicaid Planning

When you or a loved one is faced with the overwhelming costs of nursing home care, our experienced estate attorneys can serve as your advocate.

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Probate Litigation

Our estate attorneys are experienced in the complexities and sensitive issues involved in probate law. We routinely advocate for beneficiaries, personal representatives (executors), and trustees in all features of administration disputes and settlement of estates and trusts.

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Tax Planning

In addition to planning for taxes at death, our estate attorneys also guide you through considering taxation of lifetime gifts, avoiding generation skipping transfer tax, and avoiding the uncapping of property taxes.

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Department Co-Chair

Attorney Marlaine C. Teahan - Fraser Trebilcock...

Marlaine C. Teahan


Phone: 517.377.0869


Attorney Mark Kellogg - Fraser Trebilcock...

Mark E. Kellogg


Phone: 517.377.0890