Karen S. Bensch is a principal attorney with Neumiller & Beardslee where she... more
Karen S. Bensch is a principal attorney with Neumiller & Beardslee where she practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trust law, probate law and business and commercial law and tax. Her practice additionally includes probate and estate litigation, nonprofit/foundation work, conservatorships and guardianships, premarital agreements, elder law and special needs planning.
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.