Trusts & Estates

 

 Do you know where you want your assets and wealth to go once you’ve passed on? Having a plan in place for your possessions can help you have peace of mind – as well as help your loved ones know what to expect. Our Fremont County law firm can help you make a plan for the future.

John Schumacher can help you with all aspects of your trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate taxes
  • Executorship and Personal Representative duties
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

 

Estate Planning

You worked hard to accumulate your assets, and you have the right to distribute them as you see fit.  When creating your estate plan, John Schumacher will advise you on how to protect your children, support your loved ones, transfer your business assets, and advance important causes through charitable gifts.  After a detailed analysis of your estate, John Schumacher can explain how to effectively transfer your assets, minimize taxes, establish guardianship for your children, care for your pets, support philanthropic causes, and protect your loved ones. Through careful discussion, he can ultimately draft a will that reflects your goals.  If desired, John Schumacher can also establish living trusts appropriate to your estate planning goals.

 

Probate

After you have lost a loved one, dealing with the complicated probate process can add to the burden you’re already carrying.  John Schumacher is knowledgeable, dedicated, and compassionate, and can charge of the probate process to ease some of the weight on your shoulders.  He assists executors and personal representatives in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in Wyoming – either in probate court or through summary probate procedures, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Wyoming probate court
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professional experts when necessary

 

Probate Disputes

A probate dispute aggravates the stress and pain of your emotional loss. When probate disputes arise, Schumacher Law Firm, P.C. is prepared to challenge an ambiguously or incorrectly executed will, or defend your rights against disgruntled beneficiaries.  John Schumacher uses his trusted mediation skills to minimize the hostilities between family members that often arise during this emotionally charged process.