estate planning

estate planning

Estate planning is a vital tool that individuals and families often fail to use to implement prior to a crisis occurring. Our firm is here to explain, guide and help our clients understand what is the best planning tool for them and how to best accomplish their goals. We can draft Wills, Trusts (including Special Needs Trusts), Health Care Directives, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney as well as amendments to previously drafted estate planning documents.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Succession Planning involves the process of deciding what happens to a business when someone steps down. When it comes to agriculture, many families find that it is vital to make a plan before a retirement, incapacitation or death takes place. The Ruffin Firm can help you build a team of legal and financial experts to assist you through this process so that your family's goals are met and the legacy protected.

Heirs Property

heirs' property

Heirs' Property usually refers to rural land owned "in common" by all heirs.  This land was either purchased or deeded after the Civil War. In many cases this land did not go through the proper legal channels as it was passed down through generations. The Ruffin Firm can help resolve heirs' property issues.