A General Practice Law Office Concentrating in Estate Planning and Elder Law
When do I need a general practice attorney?
A general practice attorney may be helpful in dealing with a wide range
of legal issues arising in your day to day life (from real estate closings to
landlord/tenant disputes, from business concerns to consumer rights issues,
to personal injury issues).
What is an Estate Plan?
It is your plan for where you want your property to go after you die.
An estate plan also plans for the administration of your property in the
event of physical or mental incapacity while you are still alive.
Will I benefit from an estate plan?
You may benefit from an estate plan if you:
Own real estate (ie: your home or other real estate);
Have tangible personal property (ie: a car, furniture, or jewelry);
Have intangible property (ie: a bank account, stocks/bonds, etc.)
Have dependent children (ie: minor child or disabled child)
How does an estate plan work?
Legally binding documents are used to establish how you want your
property handled while you are alive and how your property should be
distributed when you die.
Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and will
substitutes may be used in the creation of your estate plan.
Do I need a will and a trust? Why?
Sometimes a simple will is sufficient. But, if you have dependent
children, or are remarried with children from your previous marriage,
or have a large estate, or have concerns about some tax issues, or are
concerned about the expense, time and public nature of probate, then a
trust may work for you.
What is Elder Law?
Elder law is the area of the law dealing with the issues facing the older
person. Issues such as funding long-term or nursing home care without
totally depleting your life savings are considered. Medicaid planning and
eligibility issues are addressed.
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