ESTATE PLANNING

ESTATE PLANNING:

No one is 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.

Thinking 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 charity.

Mr. Dickinson sits down with his clients and advises regarding estate planing options. He then prepares the documents which gives the plan life.