We offer a broad scope of estate planning services, including assisting clients with:
- Powers of Attorney
- Asset Protection Planning
- Special Needs Trusts
- Prenuptial Agreements
However, there is more to estate planning than the aforementioned services. We ensure that each client’s long-range plans are addressed with their unique needs in mind, whether those needs are simple or highly complex. Our careful attention to detail and broad legal experience make us stand out.
If you have minor children, estate planning can make sure that they are provided for, both personally and financially, upon your death or incapacity.
Powers of Attorneys are important tools during your lifetime. These documents allow someone to care for you and preserve your assets if you are incapacitated. We provide health care power of attorneys and business power of attorneys. These documents should help your loved ones avoid having to go to Probate Court to set up a guardianship or a conservatorship.
Asset Protection Planning helps with the preservation of your wealth by restructuring your assets in a manner that minimizes the chance of loss in future lawsuits. We can help set goals with your family or business in order to discourage lawsuits; encourage favorable settlements; place assets beyond the reach of creditors; maintain control of business interests and other assets; provide for support and income flow to family under all circumstances; avoid fraudulent conveyances; prenuptial agreements, avoid probate; minimize taxes; and coordinate with an estate plan.
Through the use of special needs trusts, asset planning and coordination of private and public resources, we help families to maximize resources and enhance quality of life for loved ones, including:
Special Needs Trusts protect a disabled person’s eligibility for current or future public benefits while simultaneously allowing the disabled person access to additional funds to pay for expenses not covered by public benefits. Having an experienced estate planning attorney map out a plan for your family member with special needs is critical for their health and well-being.
As a parent of a child with special needs, you are involved in your child’s medical, educational, and personal issues on a daily basis. When a child with special needs reaches the age of 18, they are presumed to be competent to make decisions. While your special needs child still requires your continued guidance, parenting and assistance, until you are legally appointed your child’s guardian, a parent’s ability to make decisions regarding medical treatment, money management and government benefits (i.e. social security) is uncertain.