Individual + Family Law

Overview

Buckley King assists high-net worth individuals and families with the accumulation, management, transfer and protection of personal wealth. We provide confidential guidance and personalized solutions that work toward protecting assets and minimizing exposure. Understanding that every situation is unique, we listen carefully then provide advice and guidance to help you make a solid, informed decision for your own well-being as well as the futures of any legacies that may be involved.

Our services include:

  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Succession Planning for Closely-Held Businesses
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Charitable and Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Probate Matters
  • Marriage Dissolution and Legal Separation
  • Divorce and Collaborative Divorce
  • Post-Decree Matters
  • Martial Estates and Asset Protection
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Guardianship
Domestic Relations

Buckley King provides confidential guidance and representation in domestic relations matters, providing personalized solutions that work toward minimizing expense and the emotional impact these matters can have. This practice includes attorneys Certified as Specialists in Family Relations Law, trained in collaborative and interdisciplinary collaborative law techniques, trained Guardian ad Litem, and trained mediators, who advocate in the courtroom as well as in mediation settings.  More and more couples are looking to collaborative law as a more positive and less expensive way to approach divorce. In a collaborative divorce, the spouses and their attorneys negotiate a divorce settlement without going to court. 

Understanding that every situation is unique, we listen carefully then provide advice and guidance to help you make a solid, informed decision for your own well-being as well as the futures of any children that may be involved. Our services include: 

  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Marriage Dissolution and Legal Separation
  • Divorce and Collaborative Divorce
  • Post-Decree Matters
  • Marital Estates and Asset Protection
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Guardianship
Estates, Trusts + Probate

Individuals look to Buckley King for insightful, practical and understandable methods to achieve their estate planning and business succession objectives.  Drawing upon years of experience at all levels of real estate, business, tax, estate, trust and probate matters, we provide up-front assessments ranging from fiduciary and guardianship litigation to estate tax audits, taking the most direct and efficient route to attain the goals of our clients.

With strategies contemplating unforeseen possibilities and the opportunity to assess options in protecting, strengthening and transferring assets to the next generation, our attorneys advise and guide on all aspects of business succession and estate planning law, including:

  • Asset Protection
  • Business Succession
  • Charitable Giving
  • Elder Law
  • LGBT Estate Planning
  • Non-profit Organizations and Private Foundations
  • Non-traditional Family Issues
  • Probate and Trust Administration and Litigation
  • Real Estate Solutions
  • Our succession plans for closely-held businesses aim to balance between lifetime tax-advantage transfers of assets versus retaining decision-making authority. We devise these plans to allow for future contingencies and changed circumstances, trustee designations and distributive provisions that match the intent of the grantor, and aim to avoid gift and estate taxes, as well as confidentiality.

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