We are dedicated to serving the estate planning, probate, and adult guardianship (sometimes called conservatorship) needs of all types of clients, including:

  • Single or unmarried individuals  

  • Business owners  

  • High net-worth individuals  

  • Couples with young children  

  • Single or divorced parents  

  • Blended families  

  • Unmarried partners  

  • Families with special needs concerns  

  • Families with elder care concerns  

  • Families who have lost a loved one  

  • Families whose loved one has lost capacity  

As our client, you can expect personalized attention and customized solutions to your situation.  In addition, we offer you help at all stages of life, from planning to estate administration or probate and everything in-between.  We stay in regular contact, periodically review your needs as laws change and are readily available to answer any questions.  In short, we consider you a client for life.  Click here for a more detailed understanding of what service you can expect when you become a client of Elle Van Dahlgren Law, LLC.  

Some of the situations where we can help and support you include:  

  • Delaware and Pennsylvania Wills, trusts, and estate planning.  Making a plan for your death or disabling injury is important.  Licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, we focus on crafting the right plan for you and your loved ones.   

  • Delaware and Pennsylvania probate.  We help you navigate a very difficult time by administering your loved one’s estate plan, whether in probate or trust. You need to grieve, and we can help manage the business of probate, estate administration, or trust administration to give you the space and time you need to process your loss.    

  • Business succession planning.  You’ve worked hard to establish your business, but what will happen to your business when you retire or pass away?  We can help you create a succession plan for your business to make sure it continues to be owned by the people you intend.   

  • Special needs planning.  Parents or grandparents can take a proactive approach in planning for loved ones with special needs.  We help you choose the right plan and financial structure to support your loved one with special needs.   

  • Tax planning.  There are complex rules regarding tax treatment for your estate.  Both Delaware and Pennsylvania currently have death taxes:  Delaware imposes an estate tax, and Pennsylvania imposes an inheritance tax.  The smallest mistake in transferring or distributing estate funds can result in significant tax liabilities.  We can help with your tax planning strategies to avoid needing to pay unnecessary taxes.   

  • Asset protection.  Protecting your assets, yourself, your business, and your heirs from creditors and claims is critical.  We establish structures to protect your personal and professional assets.   

  • Advising executors, trustees, guardians, and agents under a power of attorney.  Acting in one of these roles (also called a “fiduciary”) is a significant responsibility.  We help fiduciaries to fulfill their responsibilities.  

  • Guardianship.  When vulnerable individuals need protection, we provide strong attentive representation, whether petitioning to become the guardian or challenging a guardian’s actions.  

To make an appointment, please contact Elle Van Dahlgren Law, LLC by calling 302-407-5009 today.