Planning for your estate, and what will happen to it upon your death, is one of the most important things that you can do, not only for yourself but your family as well. While it is not pleasant to think about, the future can be uncertain. A properly created estate plan allows you to control who can make financial and health care decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Otherwise, a court will decide, and it may very well choose someone you would never have wanted to make these very personal decisions for you, including medical treatment decisions regarding the care you receive at the end of your life.
“Once your estate plan is in place, you will have peace of mind of knowing that you have provided for yourself and your family in case the worst happens.”
If you have minor children, your estate plan will include naming the appropriate people to raise your children and manage their money, in case you can no longer raise your children due to a catastrophic accident, sudden death, or disability. Without proper designation of a guardian for your children, a court is going to make decisions about the upbringing of your children.
The benefits of planning your estate include:
- protecting your assets
- avoiding probate
- make your financial and healthcare wishes clear upon death or incapacity
- minimize taxes that your heirs would pay
- lessen the stress, conflict, and expenses for your family
We can help meet your personalized needs by drafting a variety of Trusts, (i.e. Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, and Special Needs Trusts), and Wills. Financial Powers of Attorney, Patient Advocate Designations, Authorizations for Release of Protected Health Information, Guardianship Nominations, Ladybird Deeds and other Transfers of Real Estate, and Beneficiary Designations for Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts.
Craig will also discuss legal issues and options including:
- Providing for Incapacity
- Probate Avoidance Techniques
- Providing for Minor Children
- Planning for Death Taxes
- Gifting Options
“Huber Law Group, PLC is an excellent choice to assist you with your estate planning needs. Craig is approachable, friendly, and someone who will put you at ease with the estate planning process by explaining, in a non-technical manner, the purpose and effect of the different estate planning”
Every client and every estate plan is unique. Whether your estate is large or small, simple or complicated, Craig will use extraordinary care and diligence to develop an estate plan that meets your needs and budget.
Take the first step toward protecting your family and preserving your assets and contact Huber Law Group to learn more about estate planning issues and the services we provide.