Christopher M. Saternus

Attorney at Law and Certified Public Accountant


Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Probate

I provide:
Estate Planning, which includes:

My firm specializes in highly personalized and attentive estate planning, which includes preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney for health care and property and deeds. Beyond those basic documents is planning and consultation for change of domicile, and minimization of Federal and State Estate and Inheritance Tax. I also consult in regard to like kind exchanges and structuring the inheritance of the family business to minimize business disruption and assure inheritance equality as desired.

Estate Planning Insights

The Last Ready Bag

One happy occasion to plan for is the birth of your child.  Planning should include a “ready bag,” which includes everything that you need when heading to the hospital because it is time for the baby’s birth.  It is best to plan for your ready bag before the labor...

How An Estate Plan Can Help to Protect your Children

            One of the more complex topics in estate planning is planning to provide for care for your children and ensuring that the assets you leave behind will be used efficiently and productively for the benefit of your children.             Imagine a young couple...

Who gets my property when I die?

            The answer to this question depends on how the property is titled.  So let’s go through the possibilities.             If the property (say real estate or a bank account) is titled solely in your name, the property will pass in probate.  At your death, a...

    Subscribe for news & resources about estate planning.