Estate Planning

Helping Families Prepare for the Future

Estate planning is the process by which a person sets goals and makes decisions regarding the distribution of assets and property to family members, friends, or charitable institutions. It is also the process of adopting a plan designed to achieve these goals with minimum tax consequences.

At Thomas, Birdsong, Mills & McBride, P.C., our estate planning lawyers handle all aspects of property transfer and asset distribution through simple and complex wills, trusts, charitable trusts, and living trusts, all designed to protect assets during life and distribute them according to a specified plan after death. We take the time to get to know you and your family before advising you on your estate plan.

Our attorneys take into account estate taxes, life insurance policies, and Medicaid and Medicare planning concerns while helping you draft and implement a strong estate plan.


A will is a legal document declaring one’s wishes with regard to property distribution after death. Complex regulations define the validity of a will.


Trusts, living trusts, and charitable trusts are instruments that allow you to provide for dependents and other beneficiaries – including charitable institutions – over time, minimizing the tax burden to your beneficiaries.

Powers of Attorney

Giving someone a power of attorney grants them to power to make certain decisions on your behalf. There are various kinds of powers of attorney, including general, durable, and special/limited.

Tax laws and the laws governing wills, probate, and estate administration change frequently. In order to make sure your wishes are carried out and your beneficiaries protected from undue tax burdens, you need the services of experienced estate planning attorneys who keep up with changes in the law and fully represent your interests and those of your heirs. Count on Thomas, Birdsong, Mills & McBride, P.C.


“I was represented by David Mills in a civil litigation and was so impressed by his work ethic that even though at one time I thought we had no chance to win, he researched the case so thoroughly that we won and even his legal fees were very fair. I would definitely recommend him and his firm.”
— Bob D.
“Recently, I was represented by Scott McBride as a defendant in a minor, but not insignificant, legal matter. We had never met before and I had no experience hiring an attorney. Needless to say, I was nervous about what it would cost and what would happen next, etc. I am relieved to say that nervousness was quickly replaced with confidence. Scott was professional, yet approachable. He explained things clearly, offered opinions based on experience (without sugar coating it), and I always knew where we stood with the case. When he wasn't immediately available, his staff kindly helped me. Other law firms may have done an adequate job, too. But I'm glad I chose this one.”
— Eric M.

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