Estate Planning is more than just reciting statues and case law. It is very important for you to understand that there is a vast difference between an attorney who simply “does Wills” as opposed to the comprehensive Estate Planning services that our experienced attorneys can offer you. With proper management of your Estate, you will alleviate the burden that would be placed on your loved ones with the administrative, legal and investment issues involved. We will work carefully with you not only in the drafting of a Will, but also many other tasks, to make sure you can keep and transfer your property in accordance with your wishes.
A WILL controls assets that you own “in your name only” The Will directs the Probate Court in distributing your assets. Because Probate Court is a necessary step in administering a Will, your Will cannot and does not, avoid the costs or delays of Probate Court. Rather than avoid Probate Court, a Will requires Probate to be effective. If assets are owned jointly, in most cases, the surviving owner(s) assume the ownership when another owner dies. This avoids Probate Court. Until your death, owning property jointly can present some serious problems. The Probate Court determines the validity of a Will that is presented for administration should any of the heirs object to the validity of the Will and/or the intentions of the Decedent as directed in the Will.
If a loved one can no longer take care of themselves or has been determined to be incapacitated, there is often a concern that their assets (home, bank accounts, or other monetary assets) are in danger of being abused by another person, the Court may appoint a Conservator. Don’t let the Court make those decisions for you or your loved one. Let us help you help them. Maybe it’s as simple as a Guardianship. Maybe it’s an issue of long-term care. Whatever the situation, let us help guide you through these serious situations with the ease of knowing your loved ones and their assets will be protected with the utmost care, respect and professionalism.
After you are satisfied with the planning and preparation of the requested documents, we can also, if you wish, go over all of your requests and planning with your family members to ensure your wishes will be followed and respected.
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