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Estate Planning Services
Estate planning is the creation of a definite plan for managing your wealth while you’re alive and distributing it after your death. These assets may be owned by you separately or jointly with others.
IRA & Retirement Planning
At first glance, the concept of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), 401(k)’s and other retirement plans seems simple enough: A structured way to save for your golden years while deferring taxes on your growing nest egg. Unfortunately, that simple idea becomes one of the most complex areas of estate planning once IRS rules are applied.
The best things in life aren’t things. Such a simple statement, but it holds so much meaning and intent. We know there is value in our financial assets, but more importantly, there is even greater value in our family treasures like family history, morals, beliefs and heirlooms.
LGBT Estate Planning
Estate planning is critical for everyone: single, married, straight and LGBT. However, for the LGBT community, estate planning provides protections to help guard against discrimination when people are reluctant to recognize your relationship, even if you are married.
Loss of a Loved One
Dying without an estate plan, is called dying intestate. The estate will be subject to state intestacy laws and go through probate court. This means the division and distribution of the estate will be subject to a predetermined formula
When it comes to protecting your pet, no one does it better than you do.
You love them…
You feed them…
You make sure they have everything they need to live a happy, healthy life.
Powers of Attorney
Statistics show that you will likely need long-term health care at some point in your life. According to a 2009 estimate, more than 42 million Americans provide care to an adult with limitations in daily activities.
Special Needs Planning
Families who have a family member with a disability must plan for the future very carefully. How assets are left after your death can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for that person. In the past, a Will may have been enough, but times have changed.
If your family has experienced the loss of a family member, our law firm can assist you with the legal process that occurs when a loved one passes away. Our law firm strongly believes that a wisely drafted, carefully executed estate plan is the critical component of a family’s wealth management.