& ESTATE PLANNING
Wills and living trusts can both be effective estate planning documents that enable you to direct the transfer of your assets after your death, but how do you know which you need?
We can help you protect your family and your assets by planning for the future.
A will is a binding contract that is often used as a supplement to a Trust. A will must go through a court process called probate, putting unnecessary stress on your loved ones after your death. We recommend a Will and a Trust be put in place to truly protect your assets and loved once with less hassle and legal fees in the end.
Probate is the legal proceedings that must be filed to prove the legality of a will, and disperse assets. It can be costly for the parties involved and stressful. Our firm can guide you through the process in a quick and timely manner.
Living Trust, Revokable and Irrevocable Trusts & Family Trusts
A trust is an arrangement under which one person, called a trustee, holds legal title to property for another person, called a beneficiary. You can be the trustee of your own living trust, keeping full control over all property held in trust. Creating a Trust is the best way to protect your assets, and ensure they are disbursed as you wish. One of the biggest advantages to making a living trust is that property left through the trust doesn't have to go through probate court.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney or letter of attorney are often associated with Wills and Trusts. A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, medical decisions, business, or other legal matters. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor.