Estate Planning is the process of accumulating and disposing of an estate to maximize the goals of the estate owner. The various goals of estate planning include making sure the greatest amount of the estate passes to the estate owner’s intended beneficiaries, often including paying the least amount of taxes and avoiding or minimizing probate court involvement. Additional goals typically include providing for and designating guardians for minor children and planning for incapacity. Spielberger & Brooks has great knowledge of the estate tax laws and we are able to assist you with all of your estate planning needs. When necessary we would be happy to recommend several estate attorney’s to help implement your estate plan. This would include wills, trusts, powers of appointment, and gifting strategies.