Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
Plan your estate or the state will plan for you. Working with our professionals gives you the opportunity to not only indicate how you would like your estate to pass when you are no longer here, but also who you trust to make decisions on your behalf when and if you are no longer able. Preparing a comprehensive estate plan is perhaps the single most effective way to ensure your wishes are carried out in the manner in which you intend.
We work with you to analyze your estate and craft the best way to accomplish your goals in transferring your assets, minimizing tax consequences, and ensuring your loved ones, pets, and important charitable causes are provided for. This includes choosing guardians for minor children, providing for non-blood relatives, and selecting competent fiduciaries. In some cases, the best option is a professional fiduciary, and we can help connect you with trusted professionals.
Most importantly, we help start the conversation around how you want to be taken care of in the event you can no longer speak for yourself. Advance directives, living wills, and durable powers of attorney are critical to ensuring your values and wishes are honored in what can be chaotic and emotional situations. We go beyond the typical, “no heroics” statements and truly analyze the types of decisions your agent and/or loved ones may have to make, so you can help them be confident they are carrying out your wishes.
Everyone over the age of 18 needs a basic estate plan. It is a simple, yet crucial way of protecting yourself, and your family, from complicated court proceedings in the future. Brestel Bucar expertly assists in every step of the process – typically for a flat, upfront fee – so you walk away knowing you have done everything you can to document your wishes and protect your hard-earned estate. Contact us now to get started.
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