The law firm of McNickle & Bonner, LLP has the highest rating given by its peers, an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is given by fellow attorneys and judges, reflecting the highest standards of legal representation and ethical conduct. As such, McNickle & Bonner, LLP knows how to handle your estate planning needs from the simplest wills to the most complex estates.

 

At McNickle & Bonner, LLP, our attorneys meet with individuals to learn their goals and concerns regarding the transfer of assets upon death, the savings of inheritance tax, and the elimination of probate costs. Each plan we prepare is uniquely tailored to suit individual and family needs.

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  • Wills — Ensure property distribution according to your wishes with a will that stands up in court against scrutiny. Without a will, the state determines who receives your hard-earned assets

  • Trusts — Invest and manage assets for the benefit of your loved ones or business. We handle all types of trusts, including revocable and irrevocable trusts

  • Powers of attorney — Determine a trusted individual or institution to make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated

  • Healthcare Powers of Attorney — Stipulate administration of medical treatment in the event you are no longer able to make your own medical decisions

  • Living Wills — Should you be in a vegetative state with no hope of regaining consciousness, you can give the power to a trusted loved one to decide to withhold life support and let you pass peacefully to end your suffering

  • Family limited partnerships — Forming such a partnership can be an effective tool to protect income streams and reduce inheritance taxes

  • Opening the Estate

  • Assisting in the appointment of the Executor of the estate

  • Identifying and inventorying the property

  • Appraising the property

  • Determining and calculating all exemptions and deductions from inheritance taxes owed

  • Paying debts and taxes

  • Preparing and filing the PA Inheritance Tax Return

  • Preparing and filing the Federal Estate Tax Return

  • Distributing property as directed by a will

  • Transferring title and ownership of assets to the property beneficiaries

  • Preparing and filing the Family Settlement Agreement

  • Preparing and filing the First and Final Account

  • Closing the Estate

As experienced estate planning attorneys, we will ensure that you pay the least amount of inheritance tax and probate costs so the greatest amount is transferred to your loved ones.

McNickle & Bonner, LLP makes a commitment to every client. The law firm provides high-quality legal counsel that has earned the trust of its clients. McNickle & Bonner, LLP serves Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Venango, Allegheny, Beaver, and Crawford counties. Parking is available onsite. Please call us at 724-458-9550 or contact us online to schedule an appointment for your next legal need.

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