Estate Planning

Since 1972, the law firm of TATE BYWATER has assisted hundreds of clients in all aspects of estate planning:

  • Wills & Trusts
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Care of minor children / guardianship
  • Protection / retitling of assets
  • Designation of executors / beneficiaries
  • Probate disputes

The creation of a flexible, comprehensive estate plan should be a priority for anyone who has experienced a significant change in family status, including divorce, adoption or remarriage. Gary Fuller of TATE BYWATER can assist you with the drafting and implementation of a legally sound estate plan designed to:

  • Avoid excessive taxation
  • Distribute your property and assets according to your wishes
  • Assign persons responsible for the care of minor children
  • Avoid issues in probate between family members

The key to avoiding confusion and the needless waste of time and money in probate is through clear communication directly between the estate planning attorney and their client. At TATE BYWATER, we pride ourselves not only on our resources and experience but on the personal attention we provide to each client.

Our estate planning attorneys will take the time to sit down and discuss your needs and goals on a one-to-one basis. Your phone calls will be returned promptly and your questions answered in a plain language that you can understand. Call today to begin planning what you want your family to be able to accomplish in the future.  Our firm will help you design a plan and enact it when the time comes.

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Probate and Estate Administration

At TATE BYWATER we help clients organize the estate and work through the related legal issues following the death or disability of a loved one. If you are an executor of an estate, the responsibility for managing your family member’s assets falls squarely on your shoulder.

Though this may be a difficult time, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the estate administration process and protect you from making mistakes.

From the initial steps to ongoing maintenance, our attorneys advise executors, trustees and other fiduciaries in all aspects of wills, trusts and estate administration. No matter how large or small your loved one’s estate, we can help you manage it from the initial steps to ongoing administration and on an annual basis.

We can assist you with the following:

  • Probate administration
  • Trust administration
  • Will administration
  • Asset inventory’s and accountings
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Financial and medical powers of attorney
  • Will disputes and fiduciary litigation


“Great Attorney:  I have dealt with many attorneys over the years regarding several complex probate matters. Mr. Fuller is by far the best attorney I have ever retained. He is knowledgeable, professional and extremely competent. I recommend him to anyone in need of estate services.”

– Frank B. (Avvo)