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McQuaide Law Office
18 Carlisle Street
Suite 204
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-1360
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Estate Planning & Probate

Protecting Your Loved Ones and Your Assets in Pennsylvania

What will happen to your family if something happens to you tomorrow? Will your children be cared for? Where will your assets go? The best way to get peace of mind about these questions is complete estate planning.

At the McQuaide Law Office, our Pennsylvania lawyers both have more than 30 years of experience helping families and individuals plan for the future. We will take the time to truly listen to your concerns and create a plan that is tailored to your needs.

Estate Planning

Every adult should have an estate plan. Parents with young children need to decide who will take care of their kids. Elderly individuals can outline what kind of end of life care they will receive. Every adult can appreciate deciding where their assets will go.

Whatever your reason for estate planning, contact us online or call us at 717-337-1360 to create a plan that is right for you. The most common estate planning documents are:

  • Last will and testament — Everyone should have a will, which lets you identify beneficiaries and decide who will care for your minor children.
  • Trusts — Living trusts and irrevocable trusts are important tools for individuals with significant assets. We can help you maximize the value of your assets and minimize the estate tax consequences.
  • Living will — Sometimes called an advance health care directive, a living will gives you the opportunity to outline your wishes about end of life care. This lets you take the burden off of your family members.
  • Powers of attorney — A power of attorney is used to give a person you trust the ability to handle your finances or make medical decisions on your behalf.

Everyone's estate planning needs are different. We truly care about our clients and will take the time necessary to develop a plan that fits your family's needs.

Probate and Estate Administration

After a person passes away, their estate needs to go through the probate process in Pennsylvania. We will answer all of your questions, help you administer your loved one's estate, interpret the will and other documents and protect your interests in will contests.

If you have recently lost a loved one in Gettysburg, call 717-337-1360 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We understand your grief, and we will help you take care of the legal matters as quickly and effectively as possible.

At the McQuaide Law Office, we represent clients throughout south central Pennsylvania, including those in Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Biglerville, McSherrystown, Littlestown, Fairfield, New Oxford, York Springs, Lake Meade, Adams County and Franklin County.