Professionally Crafting Your Estate Plan To Avoid The Frustration And Expense Of Probate
When a loved one passes away, there are generally two routes to transfer assets to family members. One is through the Probate and Family Court and the other is through effective estate planning. This choice can best be summed up as “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The probate process is undeniably expensive, slow and frustrating. Because of this reality, we have developed our estate planning practice to help our clients avoid the probate process at a time when grieving the loss of a loved one is painful enough.
Which Documents and Legal Instruments Will You Need?
Each estate plan is different and customized to meet your needs. But most estate plans contain the similar tools. A standard plan would likely include most or all of the following:
- A will
- One or more trust
- An advance health care directive (also called a living will)
- A health care proxy
- A designated power of attorney
The Benefits Of Comprehensive Planning
Our estate planning practice focuses on your preferences for late-life care and the transfer of your assets. Effective estate planning can help you:
- Eliminate the need for probate.
- Minimize estate taxes
- Avoid the possibility of confusion, in-fighting and litigation related to your assets.
- Provide clear guidance to your family and your doctors about the care you wish to receive if you become unable to make or communicate those decisions on your own.
While there are many things in life that call for a do-it-yourself approach, estate planning is not one of them. It is important to work with an experienced estate planning attorney to give yourself and your family peace of mind that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes and while avoiding probate. The Nebenzahl Law Group brings decades of experience to each client’s particular needs and challenges so we can help you create an estate plan that is thorough, financially efficient and seamless.
The bottom line is that good planning now maximizes the value of your estate, reduces the burdens placed on your family, and ensures that your final wishes are known and honored.
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