Areas of Service
We do the full range of estate planning, from simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers, pre-designation of guardians, family limited partnerships to all types of trusts: simple living trusts to credit shelter trusts, Miller trusts, and life insurance trusts.
Attorney Gene Silverblatt has a long history of acting as trustee for trusts he has established. You get professional yet personal care at prices which are significantly less than that of corporate trustees (such as bank trust departments). He has the advantage of knowing the motivation and personality of the trustmaker(s) and unlike family trustees, he is not influenced by family personalities and repercussions.
Probate is an often feared process. This is no doubt due to a lack of knowledge about what it is, what short cuts and alternatives there are, and the unreasonable fees charged by some attorneys. However, we pride ourselves in our ability to find the cheapest, quickest, and most efficient type of probate from the many short cuts and alternatives that exist. Unlike some attorneys, we never charge an arbitrary percentage but rather base our fees on the actual work involved, generally resulting in far less expense. And we offer ourselves - as your friends and confidants.
This is the legal process involved when either an adult is mentally or physically disabled, or a minor is receiving property, such as inheritance or insurance proceeds. Occasionally it is also when a minor needs to be placed with other family members in order to enroll in school and receive military benefits. We are currently only accepting a limited range of guardianships, such as guardianships for special need children reaching adulthood and SGLI beneficiaries who are still minors.