Estate Planning

Many people think estate planning is just for the wealthy or the elderly. The truth is everyone has an estate (which is just the legal name for all of the things you own). Whether you are an individual or  young couple just getting started in your life together, a small business owner concerned about who will take over your business, or a family with a large and complex estate, you can benefit from a careful estate plan.

Through the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and other tools, I can help you:

  • Determine who will take care of your property and make decisions about your healthcare if you are incapacitated
  • Protect your children’s future
  • Distribute your assets to your intended beneficiaries
  • Minimize the difficulty and cost of transferring your property when you die
  • Avoid uncertainty that can cause family conflicts
  • Minimize your exposure to estate taxes
  • Make arrangements for the care of your pets when you are unable to care for them
  • Eliminate stress and expense for your loved ones

As frightening as it can be to lay out the plans in the event you become incapacitated or for after you’re gone, it’s more frightening to leave your family unprepared.