An Estate Plan can be a complicated term. Some people think it has to do with what assets you have and where they go upon your death. This is partially correct. However, a comprehensive Estate Plan will also address what to do with your assets and your needs while you are living, in case you become incapacitated. An Estate Plan might just be a simple Last Will and Testament, or it could be a complex Trust with a Will and guardianship considerations. The best choice you can make for you and your family is to sit down with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, who can guide you through the process.
Please visit the additional Estate Planning pages on Shulman Law for a general understanding of what services are offered. As no two Estate Plans are alike, contact Shulman Law for a consultation. At Shulman Law, the premise is that you should LEAD your legacy to where you want and not leave anything to chance.
Who needs an Estate Plan?
The short answer is everyone needs an Estate Plan. Sure, it may only be a house, or a small amount of money, or a baseball card collection. But, don’t you want to have a say where your property will go upon your death? Too many people put planning off until they “need” it. Unfortunately, life takes twists and turns, and you will never truly know when you will need to have your planning done. At a minimum, start with basic planning so you don’t leave your property in the hands of a judge to make decisions for you.
The best time to meet with an Estate Planning attorney is BEFORE you need it. Be proactive. Keep in mind that the last thing you want to leave to your heirs is a headache. A little planning now can go a long way after your death, and can avoid costly court appearances with probate. Even if you are not sure what you need, set up a consultation with an attorney to discuss your options.
Shulman Law is a full service Estate Planning Law Firm that can assist with all areas of Estate Planning, including: Contested Wills, Health Care Surrogate, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Pre-need Guardianship, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Planning for Gay and Lesbian Couples, LGBTQ Estate Planning, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Financial Planning, Living Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Revocable v. Irrevocable Trusts, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, and Wealth Preservation.