A carefully drafted estate plan can make all the difference in the world. Without a will, your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestate succession, and may not be disposed of according to your wishes.
We take the time to understand your estate planning goals, explain to you how your beneficiary choices effect inheritance and estate taxes, and carefully draft documents that reflect your intention to avoid potential family conflict (or discord).
It is likewise important to plan for the possibility that you may unexpectedly become incapacitated and need help managing your health care and financial affairs. Health care directives allow you to proactively appoint an agent who can make health care and end of life decisions on your behalf. A financial power of attorney allows you to proactively name a trusted fiduciary to manage your financial affairs when you are unable to do so thus avoiding unnecessary delays, legal fees and court proceedings.