Estate Planning Attorney in Livingston County
Helping You Plan for the Future
No one knows what the future may hold and, given how unpredictable life can be, it is important to put certain safeguards in place to protect your loved ones. At Duke Law Firm, P.C. in Livingston County, our estate planning team can provide the advice and guidance you need to ensure that, regardless of what lies ahead, your loved ones will be cared for. Our team will help you create an estate plan that best addresses your unique needs and goals.
Take the first step toward creating an effective estate plan and contact our law office in Livingston County at (585) 449-4987 to request a free 30-minute consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.
Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?
People often mistakenly believe that estate plans are solely for the rich. The truth is that most people can benefit from creating an estate plan. If you have specific desires as to how you would like your property and assets to be distributed among your surviving beneficiaries, an estate plan will ensure those wishes are respected. Moreover, it can provide many advantages for your loved ones, sparing them the trouble of fielding their way through the probate process and preventing disputes among family members regarding their inheritances.
Additionally, through an effective estate plan, married couples may reduce or eliminate estate taxes by creating an ABC Trust or AB trust as part of their revocable living trust or will. Our estate planning team can provide the knowledgeable advice you need to ensure you get the most from your estate plan.
Below is a list of six common estate planning tools:
- Revocable or living trust
- Durable power of attorney
- Living will
- Personal property memorandum
- Healthcare proxy, agent, or power of attorney
Our estate planning team will fully inform you of your options, so you can create the most effective plan for you and your loved ones.
Estate planning can do more than simply ensure your assets and property are distributed according to your wishes. If you have minor children, you can appoint a caretaker for them in the event that you and their other parent suffers an untimely death. Otherwise, the court will choose a guardian for them according to what they believe to be within the best interests of the children.
Get Started on Creating Your Estate Plan by Reaching Out to Our Team Today!
You will not always be around to care for your loved ones, which is why it is essential to create an estate plan. With an estate plan in place, you can rest assured that your assets and property will be distributed to your surviving beneficiaries after you are gone. At Duke Law Firm, P.C. in Livingston County, our legal team will help you create an estate plan that addresses your needs and protects your loved ones.
Reach out to our law office today at (585) 449-4987 to take the first steps toward creating your estate plan.