Protect Your Hard-Earned Assets With A Carefully Constructed Estate Plan
Every individual, every family, is different. For that reason, every estate plan should also be different. Estate plans are important tools used to protect your assets and see that your assets are passed on to the next generation appropriately. These tools should not come as one-size-fits-all.
At The Law Offices of C. Lee Hewitt, we start the estate planning process by conducting an in-depth interview with you. We learn about you, your property, your family and your wishes. Then we create a customized estate plan that you can rely on.
When Do You Need An Estate Plan?
Essentially, estate plans help care for your family by providing for them. There are many planning tools that can help you accomplish these goals. After reviewing your estate and your goals, our attorneys can advise you on which specific tools best suit your needs. We work with a wide variety of estate planning documents, including:
- Wills: These are the backbone of any estate plan and help establish who should get what property and important questions like who should care for your children.
- Trusts: These are flexible tools that can be used to accomplish a wide range of goals. They place your property in care of an administrator and, as a result, you can avoid costly probate.
- Advance health care directives and powers of attorney: These documents allow your family to do what is right for you if you are no longer able to make decisions on your own about your medical or legal care.
Many people wait until they have a larger asset, like a house, or until they need to create a plan for a child, but any time is the right time to plan for your passing, and the sooner, the better.
Need To Change Your Current Estate Plan?
Things change. Your estate plan may need to change, too. If you have experienced a divorce, the birth of a child, a major financial change or anything else that should be reflected in your estate plan, we can help. From altering wills to adding trusts, we will do what is right for you.