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Even if they don't have a plan,
everyone has an estate.

Many people fall under the assumption that if they don't have what they consider to be extreme wealth, then they don't have an estate. This is not the case. Everyone has an estate, and creating an estate plan is the only way to truly protect the people you love and save them from the stress and heartbreak of court after you have passed.

Protecting your loved ones and making sure your last wishes are honored can't wait. Learn more about the estate planning process today.

An estate plan is a legal tool that everyone should utilize. It is particularly important if:
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you have not yet thought about how you will protect yourself and your family if you were to fall seriously ill or pass away.

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you have minor children and you are concerned about what may happen to them if you and/or your spouse were to become seriously injured or pass away unexpectedly.

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you are worried about how everything you have worked so hard for over your lifetime will be passed on in the event of your death.

Do I really need an estate plan?

The value of an estate plan is obvious - knowing that you and your family are protected. In order to truly understand the benefits of a quality estate plan, however, you need to look at what could happen if things go wrong...

Scenario #1

You worked with an estate planning lawyer in the past who failed to name enough beneficiaries or personal representatives in your plan. You now find yourself in a situation where you need to hire a new attorney just to rework your plan that was in place.

Scenario #3

You chose an estate planning lawyer solely because they were inexpensive. Years later, you find out that they rushed through your documents and now you need to hire a much more expensive lawyer to sort through the mess and fix everything.

Scenario #5

An aging parent or close family member passes away only for you to discover they did not have an estate plan in place. You are now left to figure out the details surrounding assets, debts, medical costs, palliative care, and even funeral costs.

Scenario #2

You put together an estate plan yourself that you believe probably covers the basics. When you pass away, however, your heirs discover that important steps were done incorrectly, and now the wrong people end up inheriting your estate.

Scenario #4

You created an estate plan with an experienced attorney years ago that has not been updated since. Failing to update your estate plan will mean that your intended beneficiaries will be left to sort through the mess left behind after you pass away.

Scenario #6

You have a will in place but no documents dictating how things should be handled should you become incapacitated. If something should happen unexpectedly, you may be unable to express your wishes at that time.

Practice Areas

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Estate Tax ​Planning

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Elder Law And Medicaid Planning

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Adult Guardianship And Conservatorship

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Trust ​Administration

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Probate Process

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Asset Protection Planning

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Special Needs Planning

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Planning For Your Children

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Estate Planning

Frequently Asked Questions

A will (also known as last will and testament) is merely one piece of a comprehensive estate plan. For almost every single person, a last will and testament will not be sufficient for their estate planning needs. An experienced estate planning lawyer will be able to help you work through all the pieces of an estate plan (such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, etc) and help make sure that you have everything you need in place.

Estate planning, in its most basic definition, is the act of preparing one’s estate (their financial assets, property, debts, etc) for whatever unforeseen events the future may hold. Most estate plans focus on how assets should be distributed to a person’s heirs in the event of their passing. Additionally, estate planning should cover instructions on how to handle a person’s medical and financial well-being in the event they become incapacitated and are unable to express these wishes themself.

As your life changes, so will the needs of your estate plan. Any significant life event (marriage, birth or adoption of children, divorce, property acquisition or sale, etc) will change how your estate plan should be set up, and as such. the documents you have drafted need to be updated as well. Without keeping your estate plan up to date, you risk heirs being disinherited, or your wishes not being followed upon your death.

No two estate plans will be exactly the same, because no two persons’ situations will be exactly the same. That being said, there are a few main components that all estate plans should generally contain, at a minimum. These include a will, a durable power of attorney, and a trust.

An estate planning lawyer (or estate law attorney) is a lawyer who is experienced in estate law and estate planning. Their focus is to assist their clients in setting up a thorough and well thought out estate plan so that their estate and their well-being are protected no matter what the future may hold.