Favorite Estate Planning Sites

As introduced and discussed in this post, this page lists my favorite estate planning sites.  My current criteria for linking to a site is relatively simple:

  • The site involves estate planning or closely related topics
  • The site (or at least the relevant content) is free
  • The site has been viewed and enjoyed by me personally

Disclosure:  If you see an asterisk (*) before the site’s link, this means that I or my firm can be found somewhere on the listed site.  This is not a qualifier for my listing the site here, nor have I listed every site where I or my firm is referenced.  I’m going for objectivity here, as much as a human being can.

Please do not hesitate to suggest any ideas or sites I may have missed in the “Leave a Reply” box below.

Legal Resources

General Resources

Virginia Resources

Maryland Resources

Pennsylvania Resources

General Estate Planning Pages and Sites

Legal Websites with Estate Planning Pages

These are links to general legal websites with excellent articles on the basics of estate planning.

Individual Practitioner Sites

This group of links are to some outstanding estate planning resources produced by firms and individual practitioners:

  • mystatewill.com — PA attorney Kurt R. Nilson’s site.  Comprehensive summary of all states’ intestacy laws.  Includes several calculators.
  • The Rushford Firm’s Estate Planning Pages — NV attorney Layne T. Rushforth’s site.  Many articles summarizing basic and advanced estate planning techniques.
  • KEYTLaw.com — AZ attorney Richard Keyt’s site.  Discusses estate planning thoroughly and also writes about the technologies he used to build a paperless office.
  • News and Commentary — IL attorney Timothy Madura’s site.  Excellent discussion about estate and gift tax planning after passage of the 2010 Tax Act by Congress.
  • Private Wealth Services (updates and articles) — Practice area site of McGuire Woods.  Frequent updates and commentary on advanced topics.
  • Publications (Personal Planning Search Page) — Practice area search page of Proskauer Rose LLP.  Contains the firm’s Wealth Management Updates and Personal Planning Strategies since 2002.
  • Keebler & Associates (Education Page) — Robert S. Keebler, CPA’s firm site.  Education page includes numerous detailed flow charts that thoroughly explain recent tax developments and present available options to those affected.

Of Use to Practitioners & Interested Consumers

Scholarly Resources

Estate Planning Attorney Organizations

  • ACTEC (American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel) — Membership by invitation only.
  • (*)WealthCounsel
  • AAEPA (American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys)
  • NNEPA (National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys)

Page last updated August 2012.

 Favorite Estate Planning Sites


Scott R. Zucker, Esq. is the owner of The Zucker Law Firm PLLC, located just outside the Capital Beltway in Annandale, within five miles of the City of Fairfax, the county seat of beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. The firm focuses mainly on estate planning services for Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania clientele, and seeks to do so in an affordable and approachable way. People interested in learning more can contact Scott by phone or email.

More Posts - Twitter

Tags: ,