Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Our firm is dedicated to the peace of mind and financial well-being of our clients and their loved ones. Our estate planning team develops strong relationships with our clients by listening to their requests, concerns and specific circumstances. Our attorneys counsel clients on their options and provide creative solutions to implement our clients’ plans to avoid lengthy and costly probate litigation and probate in the future. We recognize preserving wealth for clients and their loved ones is an important priority. Our focus in designing estate plans is to provide our clients and their loved ones with both protection and flexibility, while fulfilling clients’ estate planning wishes. In order to do so, we prepare and provide the following key legal documents for Estate Planning:

Last Will and Testament is a legal document that expresses a person’s (testator) wishes as to how their property (estate) is to be distributed after their death and as to which person (executor) is to manage the property until its final distribution.

Durable Power of Attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal and the one authorized to act is the agent.

Living Will (Advance Directive) is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.

Designation of Health Care Surrogate is a written document designating a surrogate to make health care decisions for a principal or receive health information on behalf of a principal, or both.

Revocable Trusts are legal documents that determine how your assets are managed during your life and how those assets will be distributed after your death. A revocable trust becomes irrevocable at the grantor’s death and helps to avoid probate proceedings and can significantly reduce taxes after death. This can result in a much quicker distribution of your assets after your death so that your family is not in limbo and waiting on the courts.

Contact Kistemaker Business Law Group today to get started with the process of planning for you and your family’s future. We offer estate planning packages suited for your needs, whether you are single or married, younger or older.