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We Develop Individualized Estate Plans to Achieve Your Goals
No one knows what tomorrow may bring, but there are some inevitabilities for which you can prepare. To preserve your personal security and your legacy, it is prudent to have an estate plan, no matter how young you might be. Pollan Elder & Disability Law helps clients guard against the unpredictable and develop comprehensive estate plans that bring peace of mind. Whether your estate is substantial or modest, we can help you design an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances and addresses your concerns.
Estate plans include instructions not only for distributing your property after you’ve passed, but also for handling decisions in the event you can no longer make them for yourself. Though it may be difficult to think about your mortality, clear and thorough estate plans can remove the fear of uncertainty. Pollan Elder & Disability Law can provide:
- Wills – Your last will and testament provides the opportunity to distribute property, establish care for children, and otherwise express your final wishes. A will is the primary means by which you can leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative.
- Trusts – Trusts are flexible instruments that allow you to put conditions on gifts and provide an allowance for a beneficiary rather than a lump sum. When you set up a living trust, for example, you can enjoy your property during your lifetime and transfer wealth seamlessly at your passing, helping your loved ones avoid probate. Moreover, a trust is an effective way to leave assets to a loved one who is disabled.
- Advance Directives – Advance directives allow you to clearly articulate your preferences for medical treatment and lifesaving interventions. They can set forth instructions on various matters, including who should serve as your healthcare proxy if you are incapacitated. Advance directives can also include DNR orders.
- Powers of Attorney – Powers of attorney allow you to choose a trusted representative to make important legal and property decisions on your behalf. They can provide your representative with the authority to manage your property and make various other legal decisions in the event that you cannot do so yourself.
Knowing that you have planned for the long-term well-being and financial security of your loved ones can be comforting. Pollan Elder & Disability Law thoroughly analyzes your estate and strategizes the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship, providing for disabled or special needs loved ones, and supporting philanthropic causes.