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Studies show that more than half of Americans die without a will or estate plan, which can lead to unpleasant court battles for their families. Set your instructions down in writing now, gain peace of mind and take the burden off your loved ones.

 

Isn’t estate planning just for the wealthy?

Estate planning is for anyone who cares about protecting their family’s interests. It gives you control over many personal decisions that general state laws don’t address.

 

How can an estate planning lawyer help me?

An estate planning lawyer will guide you in making the best decisions for your situation and will prepare the necessary legal documents. He or she will also help you understand the many legal concepts involved in estate law, such as:

  • AB trust
  • Beneficiaries
  • Estate taxes
  • Executors
  • Joint tenancy with right of survivorship
  • Living trusts
  • Living wills
  • Marital deductions
  • Power of attorney
  • Probate
  • QTIP trust
  • State death or inheritance taxes
  • Trusts
  • Wills

 

With an expert estate attorney by your side, you’ll avoid many common do-it-yourself estate planning mistakes such as not planning for disability, failing to keep important documents up to date or not making gifts to reduce your estate tax.