The law of estates and trusts governs the use of certain types of instruments, such as wills, living trusts, or charitable trusts, to provide for an orderly distribution of the assets and payment of any debts or liabilities of the estate. An estate lawyer's role is to help a client arrange his or her financial affairs so that, upon the client's death, the client's assets are distributed exactly as he or she wishes and the tax consequences of distributing that property are minimized.

Our estate attorneys know a great deal about their clients' financial matters and family relationships and often become very close to their clients.  Deutsch Kerrigan estate attorneys assist clients in making sure loved ones are cared for by maintaining trusts and estates.