Why You Should Use An Estate Planning Attorney: Part One

Talking about your eventual decline and death with an estate planning attorney will never be something that you look forward to, but it is something that you should get out of the way sooner rather than later. By looking forward and planning out where you want your assets to go, you’re ensuring that your final wishes are respected and that everything you worked so hard for is given to the people or organizations that you wanted. In addition to spelling out your desires for your assets, an estate planning attorney can also help you prepare for medical emergencies as well as the care of your children if a terrible accident were to occur.

At Safe Harbor Wills and Trusts in Watertown, we specialize in helping people protect what they have worked so hard for. We will work with you to determine the best ways to keep your assets in the hands of your loved ones and out of probate. Contact us today for help planning the future or if there is an elder law emergency in your family. Read on to find out why it is so important to plan for the future of your estate.

Estate Planning Attorneys Know The Laws

In addition to the huge number of federal tax laws regarding estates, each state has its own individual laws that will further complicate the process of creating a will or a trust, naming someone as a personal representative, or imbuing another with power of attorney in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. It is our job, as attorneys who specialize in this area of the law, to know the laws inside and out so that we can offer you the best legal advice so that you can make informed decisions about your life and assets.

An Attorney Makes Estate Planning Work For You

One benefit of hiring an attorney who knows New York’s estate laws that is of almost inestimable value is our ability to tailor a solution that fits you and your situation perfectly. There are many, many books and websites out there that offer paperwork that claim to be an easy way to protect yourself. While these books and sites might provide some protections, the “one-size-fits-all” model is one that rarely works well for the vast majority of people. By choosing Safe Harbor Wills and Trusts to help you establish a trust and write a will, you won’t have to worry — we have spent our professional lives doing this and we know how to get the results you need.

The reasons we listed above are just the tip of the iceberg. In our next entry, we will continue to go over the ways that a professional estate planning attorney can help you rest easy knowing that your beneficiaries will be taken care of after you’re gone. Contact us at Safe Harbor Wills and Trust in Watertown today. Our practice is dedicated to estate planning and elder law and we want to help you.