Estate Planning and Probate

Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C., is a full service probate and estate planning law firm. We provide solutions for our clients' estate planning needs, from the simple will to the most intricate tax planning matter. Solutions are customized to each of our client's goals. We utilize various techniques to achieve our client's objectives including wills, trust agreements, business succession planning, tax planning, insurance planning, charitable gift planning, lifetime transfers of assets, Medicaid planning as well as planning for incapacity. The focus is and always has been on the individual client.

As part of the estate planning process, we analyze and advise clients regarding family business succession planning for closely-held companies, farms, ranches, dairies and other ventures. Our attorneys address the tax and management issues that can jeopardize family enterprises as they are transferred from one generation to the next, during life or on death, and utilize entities, trusts and other estate planning tools as necessary to carry out the goals of our clients.

Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C., regularly represents both executors and trustees through the administration of estates and trusts. Representation includes providing guidance and proactive counsel through the entire probate process, assisting trustees in setting up and maintaining trusts, consulting with fiduciaries, advising beneficiaries and developing solutions to protect their interests, as well as litigating various probate and trust issues.