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Estate Planning

A client’s most important estate planning goal is to secure a future which provides for you and for the ones you love. Our firm can create AB trusts and living trusts, as well as guardianships and wills. We can also help you create various healthcare and financial directives, including medical powers of attorney, living wills, and financial powers of attorney and appointment. We want to insure that your personal matters and financial affairs are appropriately handled and structured, during the most sensitive times in your life.

 

We often enable our clients to reduce or eliminate death taxes and avoid probate. By setting up a living trust, you may avoid probate. Much like a will, a living trust describes what happens to your property in the event of your death. While you are alive, you remain in control and have the power to change the trust at any time. Setting up a living trust allows you to avoid the expense and long delays of probate, and may even save you money on taxes.

 

Another important reason to meet with an estate planning attorney is to set forth in a legal document your wishes and directives regarding your healthcare and finances. These documents are critical, in the event you are rendered unconscious or otherwise unable to state your wishes. Our firm can help you draft medical powers of attorney, living wills, and financial powers of attorney and appointment that will help your family and medical providers make important decisions if you are unable to do so.