Wills, Estates & Trusts

Estate PlanningPeace of Mind

Whether you have young children or you are approaching retirement, estate planning is essential in order to ensure that your assets are protected and your loved ones are provided for in the manner you intend.  In estate planning, my firm has earned a reputation for attention to detail.  From the simplest will preparation to the most complex multi-million dollar estate plan, I seek to specifically tailor each estate plan to fit your legal needs and preferences.  I can help you leverage the appropriate estate planning techniques to save significant amounts of money in Federal and State estate taxes.  Business and real estate owners will obtain the benefits of my experience and insight into the business issues that must be addressed in their estate plans, including business succession planning.


Comprehensive estate planning

I understand that preparing your last will and testament, living will and power of attorney can be an unsettling experience, but it is necessary to make the important decisions that will affect your family’s future:  Who will take care of your minor children?  Who will manage your assets on behalf of your children? Who will make legal and health care decisions on your behalf if you lack capacity? I can assist you in making these difficult decisions.  I offer comprehensive estate planning services, including legal advice about the following items:

  • Advance health care directives
  • Aged and aging guardianships
  • Asset Protection planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate planning for disabled children
  • Estate planning for incapacitated adults
  • Estate planning for the elderly
  • Estate planning for unmarried couples
  • Family trusts
  • Financial planning
  • Family wealth transfer
  • Living trusts
  • Living wills
  • Personal planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Retirement planning
  • Special needs trusts
  • Trust planning
  • Wealth preservation
  • Wills

Estate Administration

I also assist clients through the process of estate administration and probate and paying off the debts against the estate, as well as the preparation of the required court filings and tax returns.  I handle the details of your loved one’s estate so that you can put your family at ease.  Questions about rights of inheritance sometimes arise during the course of probate which may result in a dispute.  In an effort to avoid controversy, I offer reasoned and compassionate family consultations to help you work out your legal conflicts without resorting to estate litigation unless absolutely necessary.  These areas of practice include:


  • Ancillary probate
  • Probate administration
  • Probate taxation
  • Inheritance
  • Missing heir searches
  • Estate litigation


Wills, trusts and estates

  • Decedents estates
  • Estate and Trust administration
  • Successions
  • Estate settlements
  • Tax return preparation
  • Will contests


Consultation with your other professionals – a team approach.

I work closely with your business accountant, financial advisor, and your other professionals in order to ensure that a comprehensive estate plan and course of action is implemented on your behalf. 


Christopher W. Hliboki – your trusted Estate Planning Attorney

I value my client relationships.  When you are unable to make it into our offices, I am available to visit you or your loved one at home or in a health care facility if necessary.  You will benefit from my legal knowledge, experience and flexible approach to estate planning and administration.