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Welcome to Lear & Lear

We’d love to take this opportunity to outline the services we offer at Lear & Lear.

Lear & Lear offers comprehensive estate planning services designed to cater to various needs and circumstances, ensuring that clients are well-prepared for their futures. Our services span from creating Wills and trusts, updating existing estate plans, drafting Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives, creating guardianships and conservatorships, and to navigating the complexities of probate.


Estate Planning Services:

- Lear & Lear emphasizes the importance of creating a tailored estate plan that may include Wills, Trusts (living, testamentary, revocable, irrevocable, funded, or unfunded), and other estate planning tools. Our approach is to provide peace of mind by ensuring smooth transitions during times of bereavement and incapacity, as well as safeguarding your wishes and assets for the future.


Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives:

- Recognizing the critical role of Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Directives, Lear & Lear assists clients in designating trusted individuals to manage financial and healthcare decisions. These documents are essential for ensuring that your preferences are honored in cases of incapacity, providing a layer of protection, and avoiding unnecessary legal complications.


Basic Estate Plan Components:

- A typical estate plan outlined by Lear & Lear may include a Will, Trust, General Assignment of Assets, Financial Power of Attorney, and an Advance Health Care Directive. Each component plays a crucial role in ensuring your assets are managed according to your wishes, providing comprehensive coverage from asset protection to healthcare decisions.


Real Estate and Probate Avoidance:

- Our firm also addresses the intricacies of real estate within estate planning, offering guidance on ownership types like Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common, and strategies such as Life Estates and Transfer on Death Deeds to bypass probate and ensure direct transfer of property to beneficiaries. This service is particularly valuable for clients looking to streamline the transfer of valuable real estate assets.


Probate and Estate Planning Connection:

- Our firm has a clear understanding of the complexities of probate, differentiating between formal and informal probate and the impact of having a Will or Trust on the probate process. Our expertise extends to facilitating a smoother process or avoiding probate altogether through strategic estate planning, thus saving time, reducing legal fees, and preventing disputes among beneficiaries.


Role of Probate Attorneys:

- For clients navigating the probate process, Lear & Lear outlines the importance of having a skilled probate attorney. We offer comprehensive support as probate attorneys, from valuing assets and filing court documents to managing estate taxes and settling disputes. Our emphasis on empathetic, expert guidance reflects our strong commitment to making the probate process as stress-free as possible for you.


- If you are considering whether or not your loved one needs a guardian, Lear & Lear will walk through the entire process with you.   We will explain what a guardianship is, help you determine what level of guardianship is appropriate, and take your case through court.  We will be there for you to answer any questions and address any concerns.



- At times, it is more appropriate to appoint a conservator to help manage a loved one’s finances rather than a guardian.  At Lear & Lear, we can help you decide which option is most appropriate for your situation.  We will answer your questions and assess your needs to find the best fit for you. 


For individuals or families looking to secure their future and ensure their wishes are respected, Lear & Lear offers a robust and empathetic approach to estate planning and probate. Our services have been designed to address the legal, financial, and personal aspects of estate planning, ensuring clients receive personalized advice and support tailored to their unique circumstances. Our team of attorneys is here to help you make the best possible decisions for you and your loved ones. 



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