Estate Plan By Design

An estate plan is the legacy you leave behind for your family.

It’s your wishes, spelled out and legally binding.

As your estate planning attorney, I personalize these important documents to reflect your values and the future that you envision for your loved ones.

Don’t subject your estate to probate and the laws of intestacy by default.

Let me help you design an estate plan to carry out your personal goals.

Cheryl A. Forbes

Wills, Trusts &
Estate Planning

Probate &
Estate Administration


Estate Planning For Future Generations

Whether you are in your golden years and need to get your affairs in order or you are younger and want to start planning for the future, let me be your guide. I have been an attorney for 30 years and my law practice, the Law Office of Cheryl A. Forbes, focuses exclusively on estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, and trust administration.

My goal is to help you create a customized estate plan to ensure that your assets will pass to your intended beneficiaries and prevent the hassle and expense of probate. A typical estate plan includes a trust and/or a will, a durable power of attorney for financial matters, and an advance health care directive. These documents are designed to nominate agents you trust to manage your financial matters and make health care decisions during your lifetime to help avoid a conservatorship if you lose your capacity and after you pass away, to pay your debts and expenses and then distribute the remainder of your estate to your beneficiaries without the need for probate.

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts, Probate & Trust Administration

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Loved One’s Death?

If you are administering an estate or trust after a loved one has passed away, the duties can be confusing and overwhelming. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you understand your duties and responsibilities and to ensure that you do not miss any timelines. I can help reduce your anxiety by navigating you through the process, whether it is probate, small estate administration, or trust administration.


Guidance And Protection From A Local Attorney

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