Estate planning is the process of compiling legal documents that ensure your assets and affairs are managed responsibly after you pass away. An estate planning attorney is a valuable resource for individuals interested in protecting their loved ones. An estate plan allows an individual to take charge over his or her affairs instead of relying on default state laws. Our families and situations are unique and require the careful attention of an experienced attorney in order to protect our affairs and loved ones after our death. In addition, effective estate planning can minimize taxes, protect your family’s privacy, and lower the risk of conflict and litigation.
What Is Your Estate?
Your “estate” includes everything you own, from a baseball card collection to your interests in real estate and business entities. An estate plan will ensure that every eligible asset is placed under the care and supervision of someone you trust upon your death or incapacity. The components of an estate plan depend on your situation. A typical estate plan includes a living trust, last will and testament, power of attorney, advance health care directive, and other important documents. Estate planning should include more than generic documents, which is why Eric M. Swinyard creates tailored documents specific to each client’s needs.
Legal Expertise Needed
Estate planning can be enormously complicated and requires the assistance of an attorney trained in this area. You deserve an estate planning attorney who will truly listen to your needs and plan your affairs according to your wishes.