Our attorneys have the background and experience to guide you through your estate planning details. Estate planning is a difficult process, because everyone has different circumstances and most importantly, different goals. Securing your family’s financial future can offer you and your loved ones peace of mind. We have helped many other clients review their financial objects and customize a plan that fits their individual needs.
We believe that the purchase of real estate poses a natural link to the need for estate planning, and our firm is well equipped to advise clients on the availability of estate planning tools to protect of their assets. Don’t trust your family’s future to anyone else.
If you have questions about estate planning, please contact Attorney Joan Brady.
Estate Planning Services
- Simple Wills
- Outright Wills
- Wills with Contingent Trusts
- Pour Over Wills
- Living Trusts
- Living Trusts to Avoid Probate
- Insurance Trusts
- Land Trusts
- Power of Attorney
- Durable Powers of Attorney for Property
- Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care
- Specific Powers of Attorney
- Minimize Federal Estate Death Tax
- Avoid Probate
By planning for the contingency of disability or death, you help your family and beneficiaries cope with a very trying time. Such planning makes it easier for those you love to deal with the situation. Whether you are older or younger, if you name people to take charge of things on your behalf if something happens, you give yourself peace of mind.
For people with minor children, you can nominate in the Will who can be guardian of your children if the unthinkable happens. You can avoid most family disputes over who is to act as guardian and avoid a guardian you would not pick. A Will can also set up a trust fund for the children. With a Will, you can determine who and how your worldly possessions and financial assets are to be distributed upon your death. Otherwise state law determines this in a manner you may not want.
A Will is a document allowing people to determine who is to inherit their property upon death. It must meet certain requirements under state law to be valid. A Living Will is a document allowing you to say that if you are determined to be in a “terminal” condition that you don’t want any medical care that simply delays your death and does not cure you. A doctor must say in writing that you have a terminal condition and record it in your medical records. Many people also now sign an advance medical directive naming a specific person to make medical decisions for them if they are unable to communicate with the doctor.