Encouraging Proactive Planning For Your Estate
When it comes to estate planning, as with so many other things in life, the first step is often the hardest. Maybe you have been thinking about you and your family’s future for some time and have decided that now is the time to act. Perhaps the death of a close relative or other loved one has given you a new perspective on the importance of smart legal planning. Maybe you already have a will or other estate planning documents but need to revise them in light of changed fortunes in your life.
Whatever has you seeking the services of a lawyer now, our attorneys can offer you legal help that is experienced, compassionate and focused on your long-term goals. We understand that talking with a lawyer about personal, intimate matters is difficult. That’s why we place as much emphasis on making our clients comfortable and easing their concerns as we do on providing sound legal advice and well-crafted estate documents. We assist those across Johnson County and its surrounding areas.
A Will Is The Foundation Of Your Estate Plan
The keystone of most estate plans is a comprehensive will. In this document, you can determine how you would like your personal property distributed once you pass. You can make very specific gifts to certain relatives or other important people in your life, or you can leave general gifts to loved ones and other groups. A will puts you in charge of how your assets are treated when the time comes, and it also gives your family important guidance on how to handle your estate in accordance with your wishes.
Determine Whether A Trust Can Help Meet Your Goals
If you have a larger asset portfolio, specific planning goals, blended families, or even unique tax considerations, we can also review whether your estate plan would benefit from one or several trusts. Some of the most common trusts we help our clients draft and execute include:
- Testamentary trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Spendthrift trusts
- Irrevocable life insurance trusts
- Small business succession planning
There is more to an estate plan than wills and trusts. As part of our comprehensive counsel, we will also guide you through living wills, powers of attorney and other documents that give you and your loved ones well-deserved peace of mind.