Estate planning is an area of law designed to bring security and comfort to you and your loved ones. Planning your estate can also help to preserve hard-earned family wealth. SBEMP’s estate planning and administration services are dedicated to relieving stress, eliminating uncertainty, and protecting your family’s assets. 

Our estate planning practice group will help you prepare a comprehensive estate plan. When you meet with us, we will arm you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your and your family’s future. Through the use of a wide range of customized legal tools we help individual and families preserve their assets, minimize estate taxes, prepare for emergencies, and avoid the time and expense of probate.

At SBEMP, our estate planning expertise is comprehensive and includes the following services:

  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Wills
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Qualified Domestic Trusts (QDOTs)
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Gifting Strategies


When a trustee, executor, or personal administrator is accused of not fulfilling his or her fiduciary duties, SBEMP can help. Our trust and estate attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the legal responsibilities of trustee, executors and administrators, and know what to look for when a fiduciary is allegedly acting illegally or irresponsibly.

Trust and estate disputes can also result from disagreement over who was named in the will or trust as a beneficiary or a last-minute trust update prior to the decedent’s death. If you believe that your loved one was not able to make decisions regarding his or her trust or estate and was manipulated while incapacitated, our attorneys can help. Our attorneys are prepared to offer you an aggressive assertion of your rights in advice, in negotiations, or in the courts. SBEMP regularly answers questions regarding the validity of wills and trusts, breach of trust actions, and all related proceedings.

For more information or to request a consultation, please contact the law offices of SBEMP (Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney) at 760-322-2275, or visit our website at