At Stackpole & French, we believe that succession planning is a critical goal for every person and every business that we represent. From our long experience in the practice of law, we know well that careful advance planning is more efficient and less costly than having to deal with issues after the fact. We work closely with our clients and their other professional advisors to understand their goals and concerns, and to develop and implement a plan that protects their family and assets, minimizes taxes, and preserves wealth for future generations. Our planning services include Advance Health Care Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts and trust funding, business succession, and guardianships. We also have broad experience with both trust and probate administration, providing personal and legal assistance with the difficult process of settling an estate after the death of a loved one.