It may be a preconceived notion that if you do not possess any assets, a home or a large financial estate, then you do not need to plan your estate. This is completely false. Estate planning protects not only what you have now but also what you may own or inherit later in your life. By protecting your estate and yourself, you are protecting your family.
Our law office wants you to be comfortable and confident in the estate planning decisions you make. We can help you in the following ways:
- Advanced estate planning
- Asset protection
- Estate planning with wills
- Estate planning for nontraditional families
- Estate tax planning
- Family limited partnerships
- Succession planning
- Pet trusts
- Planning for children
- Probate law and estate administration issues
- Special needs planning
- Elder law issues
Estate planning can help your family make important decisions during difficult times. It is never too late or too early to start your estate planning. The time to make your wishes known is “Today.”
Whether you need a will, a trust, a power of attorney, or an advance health care directive (living will) because you have been diagnosed with a serious illness, Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions is available for all your estate planning needs.
Being proactive is the best preparation!
Our office offers a convenient estate planning packet that includes a comprehensive will, advance health care directive, auxiliary health care documents, health care power of attorney and a durable general power of attorney (if required). These documents can also be offered as single estate documents.
Estate planning decisions are not easy to think about or convey to loved ones; however, if you want your wishes to be honored, be prepared, set your plan and remember that being proactive is the best preparation!
Last Wills And Testaments, Living Wills (Advance Health Care Directives), Powers Of Attorney And Trusts
These legal documents are commonly confused because of their similar sounding names. While all three are vital estate planning tools, each one serves a distinct purpose. Here are some of their key differences:
- A last will is used to distribute property to beneficiaries, specify last wishes and name guardians for minor children. It is an important part of any estate plan. Without one, the courts will make these critical decisions for you.
- A living trust is used to transfer property to beneficiaries. But unlike a last will, a living trust is not usually subject to the probate court, which can take years and cost thousands in attorneys and court fees.
- A living will lets you outline important health care decisions in advance, such as whether or not to remain on artificial life support.
- A health care power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to make critical health care decisions for you if you cannot.
We can prepare a comprehensive will packet for you that will prepare you for a number of future events, that includes all types of powers of attorney.
Estate Planning Seminars
If you have a group that is interested in learning more about estate planning, our office is here to help. The Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions offers free estate planning seminars.
Our law office has conducted will seminars for various organizations. Our practice is committed to helping the community understand that there are many options available in estate planning. Contact our firm online by sending us a message or call us at 704-859-8998 to speak with an attorney.