- Do you have specific preferences on who should/should not inherit your assets at your death?
- Do you understand how the Court will divide your estate if you do not have a plan in place?
- Are you concerned about government or creditor interference with your will and your wishes?
- Do you have dependent children, and have you thought about who would take care of them if something happened to you and your spouse?
- Are you worried about a beneficiary's ability to manage their finances, either due to disability, addiction, or other life choices?
- Are you aware of the potential taxes that your beneficiaries might face if your estate is spread across multiple states or countries and exceeds $6.5 million in value?
- Have you thought about leaving an inheritance to a life partner who isn't your legal spouse?
- Do you want to ensure that your grandchildren have funds for college, or even that pets are taken care of after your death?
- Have you designated who would make important medical and financial decisions for you if you became unable to do so?
At Minor & Jester, we understand the importance of safeguarding your assets and ensuring the well-being of your loved ones, both in the event of your passing and if you were to become incapacitated. Solutions to the above questions can be found in a comprehensive estate plan that includes the following tools:
- Will Drafting: Our attorneys can guide you in creating an all-encompassing will, guaranteeing that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
- Trust Formation: We specialize in establishing various trust types, including revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, and special needs trusts – all of which serve to protect and effectively manage your assets.
- Power of Attorney/Healthcare Directives: We can assist you in designating trusted individuals who will step in to make critical financial and healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
- Transfer on Death Deeds: Additional documentation to ensure that real property seamlessly passes on to your surviving spouse, children, or other intended beneficiaries.
Once we gain a thorough understanding of your unique circumstances, our attorneys will craft a tailored estate plan that aligns with your objectives. Our planning tools provide strategies to avoid probate, provide for multiple generations, and shield your legacy from potential threats, including creditors, government claims, and unintended beneficiaries. Whether it's addressing simple wills or handling complex trust or multi-state estate matters, we are equipped to guide you through every legal aspect of the estate planning process.
Call our office today for your initial consultation and evaluation.