Having a strong estate plan in place at the time of your passing may avoid numerous legal and personal problems between your family. Without a proper estate plan, your family may be forced to settle their issues in probate court, and following a lengthy proceeding, the court could have last say about how your property is divided.
By creating a proper estate plan, you ensure that your goals related to your property are met, and that your estate and transfer taxes are minimized. Your estate plan can also include documents which lay out directives for financial or medical care if you are unable to communicate for yourself. Furthermore, having an estate plan will avoid costly and lengthy probate proceedings. In creating your estate plan, we will work together in developing a plan tailored specifically for you.
Attorney Ivan Petrovic provides legal assistance in following areas related to the estate planning:
- Last will and testament
- Living will
- Creation of revocable or irrevocable trusts
- Financial power of attorney
- Medical directive or healthcare power of attorney
- Fiduciary representation
- Probate proceedings