Estate Planning & Probate

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The estate and probate attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries have the skill and experience to guide clients through every step of their succession and estate planning. Families manage illness and death best when a health care directive, will and estate plan are prepared in advance. Our estate attorneys work with families to organize information, make decisions and document wishes.

Estate Planning and Probate Transactions

Our estate planning attorneys offer experienced advice and guidance in the preservation and transfer of wealth between generations. We focus on achieving clients’ planning goals while minimizing income, estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes.

Our estate planning clients consist of businesses, farms and individuals. Some have modest holdings while others have substantial, multigenerational interests. Our estate attorneys have the experience and knowledge to skillfully guide the succession process as well as provide the necessary legal support for all involved parties. Partnering with our client’s team of professional advisors, we provide creative, flexible solutions designed for each client’s unique situation.

Our estate planning services include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Health Care Directives
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
  • Succession Planning

Estate and Trust Litigation

Maschka, Riedy and Ries estate planning and trust attorneys also provide services to clients in need of sophisticated advice and advocacy when disputes arise involving an estate or trust. Our experienced team includes litigators with significant knowledge in trust and estate law, as well as estate planning attorneys. The combination of experienced litigators and estate planning attorneys allows us to evaluate the issues in each case, including tax consequences, and to advise our clients in a manner that both protects their interests and preserves the assets of the estate or trust. Our estate and trust attorneys understand that these types of matters usually include deeply personal family dynamics and remain respectful of those.

Our estate and probate litigation services include representation for:

  • Probate
  • Will Contests
  • Trust Disputes
  • Claims against Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships


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