What is an Estate Plan?
An estate plan consists of a detailed discussion with a knowledgeable attorney about you, your family, your financial condition, your insurance, and your wishes,  which results in advice and a plan designed to protect you, your family, your income, and your property, involving the preparation of the following documents:

Will: Speaks at death, and states who receives some or all of your property, names guardians for your children, and can accomplish other objectives.

Power of Attorney: Gives someone else the power to act on your behalf during your lifetime.

Living Will: Expresses your wishes about your care while you are living if you should have an incurable condition.

Health Care Proxy: States who can make health care decisions for you if you can’t.

Disposition of Remains: States who will decide what happens to your remains.

Trust: Can accomplish many objectives, including protecting your assets from creditors, predators, lawsuits, probate, guardianships, legal proceedings, the government, and the high cost of long term care.

An Estate Plan can maximize your standard of living, quality of life, control over your assets,   dignity, protection of loved ones, protection of loved ones with special needs. income tax benefits, government benefits, and financial legacy to children. It can minimize your exposure to impoverishment, family disputes, probate, guardianships, legal proceedings, publicity, lawsuits, creditors, predators, and the high cost of long-term care.