The Law Offices of Richard M. Lovelace, Jr., P.A.

Providing Legal Services Since 1974

Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Asset Protection

We can assist you in the areas of estate planning and probate law, helping you protect the assets you’ve worked a lifetime accumulating. As your partner in the planning process, we can advise you of the options that are available, so you can choose those best suited to your wishes. From writing a will or trust to planning for asset transfers to heirs, our goal as a firm is to be your trusted planning resource.

Estate Planning is the area of law dealing with the planned, thoughtful distribution of an individual’s property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carrying out a person’s wishes.

Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process generally includes collecting a decedent’s assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and the distribution of property to heirs.

When it comes to issues of estate planning and probate, it’s vital to plan for the future. Our attorneys are committed to serving all your estate planning needs. Many people have questions about probate or executors, living trusts, gift taxes, healthcare directives, and powers of attorney. To learn which options are right for you, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Estate Planning and Probate Law practice:

  • Wills (Simple and Complex)
  • Trust Agreements (Revocable and Irrevocable)
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Credit Shelter Trusts
  • Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Advising Personal Representative or Heirs on Probate Law and Procedure
  • Probate Litigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Will Contests
  • Planning for clients or heirs with disabilities (special needs trusts)
  • Planning for Asset Transfers to Heirs (Family Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company)
  • Asset Protection Planning; Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Spouse’s Elective Share
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship