If you have not signed the proper legal documents, the inheritance
laws and Probate Courts of your state will decide these questions,
and the decisions may not be the ones you would have made.
We prepare wills, living trusts and a variety of irrevocable trusts
that will ensure that your property is distributed according to
your wishes – how much, to whom, and when – with a
minimum of tax and other expense.
Durable powers of attorney and health care proxies allow you to
choose who will take care of you and your financial affairs if
you are sick or incapacitated. Even young people have serious accidents
and unexpected illnesses. Let us draft these documents for you.
Lifetime and testamentary charitable giving can achieve income
tax and estate tax savings and much more. Without a written plan,
charities cannot benefit from your estate. The IRS can become your “favorite
charity” by default. Don’t let this happen to you!