practice group

estate and family planning

estate planning and administration

One of the biggest challenges facing individuals is the decision of how to distribute their assets at their death. Our attorneys are ready and equipped to handle unique client needs, from the preparation of simple wills to complex tax-planning trusts. We routinely provide our clients the following services to accomplish their estate planning goals: 

  • Wills
  • Medicaid planning
  • Guardianship
  • Charitable gifting
  • Private foundations
  • Business succession planning
  • Special and supplemental needs trusts
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Trusts
  • Living will directives and designation of health care surrogates
  • Powers of attorney
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Estate litigation
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
George E. Strickler
Elizabeth W. Sigler
Katie A. Monin

Adoption proceedings

Adoption proceedings can be difficult and stressful for parents.  However, our attorneys have the experience and expertise to assist you along your adoption journey.  Our attorneys will assist and advise you in every step along the way, including the termination of the biological parent’s rights, communicating with various child service providers, and the final hearing to vest parental rights in the adoptive parents.

Elizabeth W. Sigler

elder law

Our attorneys consistently represent nursing home patients and their families in cases against negligent or abusive nursing homes and their staff. Our representation of neglected, exploited and abused nursing home residents is focused on holding nursing homes and their parent companies responsible for their actions and compensating clients for the wrongdoing suffered.

Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include:

  • Bedsores
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Anxiety or emotional distress
  • Unexpected death

State and federal laws also provide rights to nursing home residents, including:

  • To privately communicate with individuals of their choosing
  • To receive mail
  • To retain the possession and use of personal items such as clothing
  • To be fully informed of their medical condition
  • To have their family informed of any accident, sudden illness, or unexplained absence

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms or has had their rights infringed upon in a nursing home, contact our nursing home abuse attorneys.

Tad T. Pardue
Ian A. Loos