We can assist in planning for protection and orderly transition of personal assets. This area of practice most commonly deals with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, business succession planning, asset protection through various agreements and trusts, charitable giving and other estate planning vehicles.
At the heart of every estate plan is what the client holds dearest: children, spouse, life partner, or friend; faith or community organization; even pets. Working around this, a successful plan considers the risks and challenges that may be faced, such as death or illness, and seeks to prepare for these.
When we help you with your estate planning, we create documents that convey your intentions for your assets after death, identify those responsible for settling any debts and distributing your assets, and express your preferences with regard to your care if you become disabled before death. Typical estate documents include wills, trusts, healthcare and financial powers of attorney, and living wills.
Too many people wait to establish wills and trusts because they simply don’t want to think about it. But it is so important to put your wishes in a legal document so that they can be carried out and not challenged. Often, people think that if they don’t yet have children, they don’t need a will. Everyone should have a will. You may have assets you don’t realize. If you die without a will, a court will decide how to distribute those assets. Trusts are also a vital planning tool. In many cases, trusts can save an estate a money by avoiding probate. We can advise you on whether your estate and your goals warrant establishing a trust. Then we can draft a trust that will achieve those goals. We handle revocable and irrevocable trusts.
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