We’re not getting out alive. So, everyone needs an estate plan.
It’s our responsibility and privilege to decide what happens when we die or become incapacitated.
People are asking questions like:
- Who will help me with my financial and healthcare decisions if, or when, I’m no longer able to make them for myself?
- Will my physician and/or healthcare provider know which type of life-saving/sustaining treatment I’m willing to undergo, if any?
- Who will take care of my minor children if my spouse and I were to die unexpectedly?
- Is there an estate plan that allows me to avoid probate (which lacks privacy and is generally quite pricey) and still manage my assets while I’m living?
- What about the dreaded estate tax?
An estate planning attorney can help individuals and couples answer these question. He can also assist with developing a plan which may meet such planning objectives as:
- Avoiding probate;
- Maintaining privacy;
- Managing assets;
- Minimizing the estate tax;
- Maintaining control over one’s affairs;
- Providing for family members; &
- Contributing to charities.
Mr. Dickinson sits down with his clients and advises regarding estate planing options. He then prepares the documents that give the plan life.