Our Estate Planning (Individual Client Services) Practice is one of the most sophisticated and extensive of any law firm, big or small, and is much more than a conventional trust and estates practice. We represent some of the nation’s wealthiest families; bring experience and counseling to entrepreneurs; and to those who have recently inherited substantial wealth. Our representation includes not only individuals but also banks and trust companies acting as fiduciaries, in both administrative and contested matters.

Wills and Trusts:

At Belson Law Group, we believe that competent trust and estate representation requires expertise in estate planning, taxation, trust administration, probate and the proper selection of business entities. Belson Law Group offers a broad scope of estate planning services, including wills, trusts, private foundations, powers of attorney, health care surrogates, living wills, and special needs planning. However, there is more to estate planning than the aforementioned services. We assure that each client's long-range plans are addressed with their unique needs in mind, whether the needs are simple or highly complex. 

We provide tax advice in the preparation of wills and a variety of trusts and other arrangements such as but not limited to:
  • Charitable trusts,
  • Generation-skipping trusts,
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts,
  • Life insurance trusts,
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Limited partnerships
  • Family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies
  • Charitable planning
  • Planning for the non-citizen spouse
  • Special needs planning
  • Pre and post-nuptial planning

Asset Protection:

Belson Law Group understands the importance of providing for your family and business, both during lifetime and after death.  We counsel clients on how to best protect the individual and company assets through the proper selection of entities, trusts and other vehicles, including the appropriate law and jurisdiction to own assets, operate business entities and administer trusts.

Administration of Estates, Trusts and Guardianships:

Belson Law Group advises beneficiaries under wills and trusts, and fiduciaries charged with their administration.  With respect to decedent's estates, we guide the beneficiaries and fiduciaries through the probate and trust administrative process, by appearing in court as required, assisting in the transfer of assets, resolving of claims, and counseling how to best effectuate distributions. We prepare state and federal estate tax returns and work in partnership with the estate's accountants when necessary to ensure that fiduciary income tax matters are properly handled. We also design and implement post-mortem planning techniques that are aimed at the minimization of current and future taxes.

Elder Care:

Belson Law Group provides a vast array of services for seniors, including planning for health care decisions, end-of-life issues, and meeting long term care needs.

Estate And Trust Litigation:

Belson Law Group attorneys work closely with their clients in disputed matters, including as co-counsel, to resolve estate and trust litigation matters in a cost efficient manner without sacrificing desired results.