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Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Probate

Estate Planning

There is never a wrong time to begin planning for your financial future and the future of your family. An important part of the plan involves deciding what will happen to your home, property and assets when you pass on. Developing a proper estate plan will ensure that your assets and family's financial future will be managed properly during your life and beyond. 

It is difficult to determine what protections and planning is necessary on your own. To ensure that your wishes are carried out effectively, it is important to speak with a skilled and competent attorney who can help you through the legal waters of estate planning. I can help you protect your assets and meet your financial goals to protect yourself as well as those you love. 

Probate is the formal process during which a deceased persons assets are legally transferred to their heirs. It can often be a long, arduous and costly process, sometimes taking years to complete. It can also be the source of heated disputes between family members and loved ones who may not agree as to how property should be divided. That is why it is imperative to have a plan which saves your loved ones the added stress of dealing with unnecessary probate proceedings when you pass on.

Sometimes, probate court is necessary, but is some cases it can be avoided altogether. The decision to try to keep your estate out of probate (or to keep your assets in probate court) is one that should be discussed with a competent attorney. I can help you navigate the often unfamiliar waters of probate law and will assist you in devising an estate plan that will help you minimize your costs, time expended, and tax burdens, while maximizing the benefits passed on to your loved ones. 

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