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Future Planning with Our Rochester, NY, Attorneys

Dedicated Rochester lawyers work to protect your legacy

The attorneys at Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:

  • Advance Medical Directives (Living Wills)
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate planning
  • Estate taxes
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills and Trusts drafting and execution

Estate planning

Our experienced attorneys can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.


Our attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about New York probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the New York probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professional expert when necessary

Probate disputes

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our New York attorneys have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, our attorneys can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact our meticulous estate planning lawyers

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP serves clients in Rochester and throughout New York. Call us at 585-643-8825 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Rochester office.