Estate Planning

Most people would rather not think about what will happen when they die. However, the ones that do think about it leave much more asset value and far fewer complications for their heirs. The Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller can help you navigate the complex and multi-faceted labyrinth of Estate Law, including estate planning and administration.

Estate Planning

At the end of your life, your assets will be distributed and taxed. Where they are distributed and how much they are taxed depends on having a well-thought out estate plan. The Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller will help you put a plan in place that will protect your financial assets by translating your wishes into legal directives, with minimal tax impact.

The first step in estate planning is to decide how you want your assets distributed. Whether you are married or single, with or without a family, it is important to avoid the lengthy, cumbersome and expensive probate process by ensuring that your assets are properly held and their disposition clearly spelled out in binding legal documents.

Because inheritance can be subject to a variety of Federal, state and income taxes, you need competent advice to preserve the value of your assets. Depending on your circumstances and wishes, this may involve gifts, trusts, powers of attorney and wills.

Finally, your estate plan needs to be a flexible document, something you can adapt as tax laws, investment opportunities and your own personal circumstances change.

Estate Administration

When a family is faced with the death of a loved one, the last thing they want is to deal with legal details. The Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller offers our clients estate administration, guiding families through the process and relieving them of the worry and confusion it can cause. This may include handling estate and gift tax matters, obtaining asset valuations, managing probate court filings and proceedings and other related activities.

Caring and Discrete Advisors

Estate Law involves more than just legalities and tax matters; it concerns people's most personal issues, often when they are emotionally overwhelmed. At the Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller, we realize how sensitive these matters are and provide caring, confidential counsel for clients and their families.

The Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller provides legal guidance in:

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Wills
  • Probate
  • Asset Protection
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Appreciated Assets

Protect your family's future security – call today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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If you handle money, you may find yourself needing the advice of a bankruptcy attorney at some point in time. Unexpected changes of fortune happen to individuals and businesses alike and for a range of reasons, including market downswings, catastrophic health issues, bad investments, product failures, and other unforeseen events. Whatever the reasons for a difficult financial situation, the Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller can evaluate the situation and recommend a course of action.

New Bankruptcy Laws

Despite recent changes in the bankruptcy laws, bankruptcy is still a viable option for many individuals and businesses seeking debt relief. If you are subject to aggressive collection agency action, facing foreclosure or otherwise overwhelmed with debt, you may be a candidate for bankruptcy filing. Because the consequences of bankruptcy can be far-reaching, it is important for you to have all the facts before you decide to file.

The Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller can help you evaluate your financial situation and determine whether any of the three primary types of bankruptcy – Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 – is appropriate.

Chapter 7

As an individual or corporation, you may file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you meet certain financial requirements. Chapter 7 allows an individual to keep certain assets and specifies that a trustee liquidate and distribute others to creditors, thereby discharging debts. After liquidating its assets, a corporation filing Chapter 7 is dissolved.

Chapter 11

Corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors who want to remain in business may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 mandates the development of a court-approved plan to repay debt by restructuring it in a way that makes it feasible to repay; for instance, by reducing the debt, modifying certain mortgages, or extending terms.

Chapter 13

Individuals and sole proprietors who need debt relief may file Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 generally allows the debtor to retain more assets than Chapter 7 and is considerably less expensive than Chapter 11. The debtor must propose and adhere to a court-approved repayment plan.

To find out whether bankruptcy is appropriate for you, contact us and make an appointment for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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Family Law

When you need a family law attorney, the Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller is here for you. Since 1980, we've been helping clients successfully address the legal issues that affect them most directly.

Family matters, which can be legally complex, are deeply personal and often emotionally charged. To make sound decisions about issues that can have life-long ramifications, you need support and understanding, in addition to expert counsel and aggressive representation.

Competent, Compassionate Representation

At the Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller, we offer our clients astute legal advice in a compassionate, caring and professional manner that enables them to resolve difficult issues and move on with their lives. We provide experienced representation in:

  • Alimony and spousal support
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child custody, visitation and support
  • Parental kidnapping
  • Legal separation
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse and protection
  • Restraining orders
  • Temporary protection orders
  • Post judgment modifications
  • Judgment enforcement
  • Property issues

Often a family legal situation does not end with an agreement or court order; as families grow and change, adjustments may need to be made to accommodate those changes. Therefore, our representation does not end at the negotiating table or in court. We stand beside you throughout the legal process.

A Trusted Advisor

In fact, at the Law Office of Jackie Robert Geller, our interest goes beyond the legal issues you may be facing today. Our history of cultivating lifelong – sometimes, multi-generational – relationships with our clients reflects our commitment to earning your trust. You can rely on us to provide wise legal counsel in all family matters over the long term.

Find out how our advocacy can support your life goals – contact us today for an initial, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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