The attorneys in the Trusts, Estates, and Tax Group at Cooch and Taylor have assisted clients in all facets of trust and estate planning, estate administration, and fiduciary litigation in Delaware and Pennsylvania for over 50 years.

Trust and Estate Planning

Cooch and Taylor attorneys will work closely with you and your financial professionals to create a plan that is right for you that ensures that your assets are distributed to your intended beneficiaries while minimizing estate and inheritance taxes and probate fees.  We routinely draft wills, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, dynasty trusts and asset protection trusts.  Further, the attorneys in the Trusts, Estates, and Tax Group are able to apply the unique advantages of Delaware trust law to clients both inside and outside of the State of Delaware. 

Estate Settlement

Settling an estate can be very complex.  Proper representation by knowledgeable counsel will help you avoid unnecessary taxes and probate expenses as well as minimize the possibility of disagreements among beneficiaries.  Cooch and Taylor attorneys and paralegals will help you locate and value assets, determine the obligations of the estate, and prepare all necessary estate and inheritance tax returns and probate documents. 

Fiduciary Litigation

For many years, the attorneys in the Trusts, Estates, and Tax Group have provided advice and representation to beneficiaries, banks and trust companies in Delaware and Pennsylvania relating to estate and trust disputes.  In addition, the attorneys in the Trusts, Estates, and Tax Group routinely petition the Delaware Court of Chancery in trust matters, including petitions to move and amend trusts.

Guardianships

The attorneys in the Trusts, Estates, and Tax Group assist clients in both contested and uncontested guardianship actions.