Wills & Estates

One of the very important skills that people expect from a neighborhood legal practice is the drafting and execution of a Last Will and Testament for a client. The preparation of a Will, as well as Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy or Living Will can be a complex yet important process in planning for your future and loved ones’ future.

Documents such as a Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, and Living Will assist your loved ones in carrying out your wishes in connection with your assets and eventual estate. While anyone can draft their own Will, having one drafted by a skilled attorney can ensure that validity of the Will is preserved and can prevent complications with the Surrogates Court.

Since founding his law firm, Scott Stone has represented clients in the drafting, finalization, and execution of the following matters:

  • Last Will and Testament with or without a trust
  • Last Will and Testament with Special Needs Trust
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy
  • Living Will

In addition to handling these documents for clients seeking to make sure their affairs are in order, Scott also has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in probate and administration proceedings, which is the process whereby the surviving carry out the final wishes of loved ones and family members. Scott handles the entire proceeding, including the preparation and filing of the petition and necessary documentation, any legal contest to the filing, marshaling of the assets, preparation and defense of any informal or formal accounting, and filing of necessary documentation to close the estate.