Estate Planning: Important to You and Your Loved Ones


Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 3, 2010

Estate planning ensures that:

  • Final property wishes are honored
  • Health care issues are clarified and honored
  • Loved ones are provided for in your absence

Estate planning resolves these (and other) legal questions when someone dies:

  • State of their financial affairs
  • Who gets what?
  • Guardianship of minor children
  • How much tax will need to be paid to transfer property
  • Appropriate funeral arrangements

What An Estate Planning Attorney Does For You

We will help you plan your estate. At the Law Offices of Lowell Steiger, we can advise you and then prepare, your legal documents:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements
  • All other estate related papers

Prior to doing so, we will meet with you to discuss and advise as to:

  • Extent of your estate wishes
    • Preparing estate against various tax issues that spring up during life and upon deathPreparation of your properties and estate to make it easy on your loved ones to manage with little or no interruption from
      • Government Agencies
      • Courts
      • Tedious Probate System

Protect Your Assets

Asset Protection: What is asset protection? Asset protection planning involves figuring out and applying a lawful series of techniques that protect your assets from claims of future creditors. The techniques are designed to deter potential creditors from going after you, and frustrate them if they do, generally by making it difficult or impossible for future creditors to grab hold of your assets or collect judgments against you.

In cases where significant sums are involved, asset protection planning often includes setting up a series of:

  • Trusts
  • Partnerships
  • Off-Shore Entities

Probate

Probate is a court involved process that determines how property, owned by someone who has passed away, will be distributed to the proper beneficiaries or heirs.

Avoiding Probate

The probate process is tedious and complicated and can easily be avoided through proper estate planning and trusts.

If Probate Is Unavoidable We Will Help You Probate An Estate

If you or a family member needs assistance probating an estate or accessing a deceased person’s financial affairs, we will help you here at the Law Office of Lowell Steiger.

Call us now for a free consultation!

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