Our Services

    Estate Planning

    Our firm can assist the client in the area known as estate planning, wherein planning to conserve assets, limit estate taxation and avoid or minimize the probate process, or any combination of goals, may be the primary objective of the client. This may include the use of Living Trusts, along with Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney.

    Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke will focus on the individual needs of the client and work with a variety of legal tools and techniques to accomplish their estate planning goals.

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    Medicaid Planning and Elder Law

    Recognizing the legal needs of the elderly, Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke have developed a practice designed to serve those needs.

    Important medical, financial and family decisions are often made more difficult because of confusion about Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Advance Medical Directives.

    Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke will advise the client as to which, if any, are necessary to meet his or her goals. They can help disabled and elderly clients and their families in the orderly management of assets, taking into account the eligibility requirements for Medicaid, Medicare and other Public Benefits.

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    Probate and Estate Administration

    Many people fear the process of probate and estate administration.

    Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke, with the aid of their staff, will assist clients in the orderly administration of any estates so that the client does not feel burdened or confused by the complexity of the process.

    Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships

    Two (2) essential documents in an estate plan are the Will and Durable Power of Attorney (POA or
    DPOA). The will designates persons of your choice to settle your final affairs according to your wishes. A
    POA allows an individual of your choice to make financial decisions if you cannot make your own
    decisions. This avoids a “living probate” or Guardianship if you are incompetent while you are still alive.

    In the event you or a loved one becomes incompetent, Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke can guide you through
    the “living probate”/Guardianship process, assisting with the probate process and eliminating any
    confusion while you are caring for your loved one or they are caring for you.

    Trusts, Special Need Trusts and Real Estate

    Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke can recommend and implement various types of trusts; whether you have a
    disabled child, planning for long term care or have charitable endeavors, by explaining and creating
    theses trust documents for you.

    Part of the estate plan, Medicaid (long term care plan) is determining what to do with what may be your
    most valuable asset – your home. Mr. Lane and Mrs. Burke can guide you through the pros and cons of
    your real estate and how best to own it or gift it away.

    Our Story

    Our Story

    We hope to remain a small office where personal attention to your legal needs by an attorney is possible promptly and at a reasonable cost. We attempt to provide more individual attention to your case than is possible in large legal clinics and without the higher prices of many larger firms. We attempt to determine each client's personal goals and to structure our services in line with those individual priorities. We would like to establish long-term relationships with our clients and hope to dispel the apprehension sometimes experienced by thoses who may be intimidated by the legal profession.

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