It is estimated that as many as 55% of Americans do not have a will. To protect your assets, establish a legacy for your family, and retain control of your health care decisions, a good estate plan is essential. Although it is tempting to write your own will and/or trust, doing so may expose you and your family members to certain risks and potential problems. We have the experience and expertise to ensure your estate plan is properly drafted, to avoid or minimize the risk of an estate dispute. To accomplish this, we use a number of different estate planning tools, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, proper designation of beneficiaries, and thoughtful nominations for executors, trustees, guardians, and health care agents.
Examples of situations in which our lawyers assist clients:
- Adults with parents who are aging
- Survivors who need assistance in settling an estate
- Families that wish to plan for their young children
- Protection for disabled loved ones
- Small businesses owners who wish to protect their assets