Most news stories about estate planning relate to “who gets what” in a famous person’s Will. In reality, good estate planning is so much more than “who gets what” when someone dies, there are lifetime elements of the planning many people ignore until it’s too late, often with painful and/or expensive consequences.
Estate planning done properly can prevent the mess created by many lifetime issues (incapacity, health problems, etc.) that we and our families go through well before we die, and can allow us to effectively think through both predictable and unpredictable outcomes to avoid courts, hassles, and devastating financial results.
Issues relating to death are also resolved far better when planned well in advance, particularly due to ever-changing state and federal laws, as well as our own preferences and goals that evolve over time.
Our law firm works with all individuals and families, regardless of age, size, financial situation, or goals. We can help you with:
- Wills (simple, complex)
- Trusts (all types)
- Powers of attorney (general, durable, financial, medical)
- Living wills
- Wealth preservation
- Tax minimization
- Avoiding probate, court processes, and other hassles
- Asset protection
- Updates to current estate planning/documents
- Life insurance issues and planning
- Asset protection planning
- Marital property agreements and related issues