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Estate Planning Law

Protecting you and your family during your life time and after your death are the real goals of an Estate Plan.   The Trust portion of the Estate Plan should  preserve  as much of the value of your assets as possible by avoiding unnecessary expense, costs, fees and taxes.  The Trust and Will should provide the most for you and your  family  during any incapacity you may experience.   Other documents, as well as the Trust and Will,  allow you to direct how, to whom and when your assets will be used and distributed.  An Estate Plan should include, at least, a Trust, a Will, a Power of Attorney for Asset Management, an Assignment of  property, a living will also known as an Advance Health Care Directive, an authorization to release protected health information, and asset transfer documents.   Estate Plans, to be functional, must include identifying and keeping track of your assets, your life changes, and your family and fiduciary dynamics on an ongoing basis.    There are several different types of trusts that may be chosen from to accommodate your particular situation.  Below is a list of some of those types of trusts, as well as other estate plan documents.

Trust(s)-Living Trusts

  • Living Trust also referred to as Revocable Trust
  • Revocable Trust (Several types available)
  • Multi-state Trust
  • Domestic Partnership Estate Plans
  • Irrevocable Trust (Several types available)
  • Special Needs Trust (for Disabled)
  • Family Trust
  • Domestic Partnership Trust
  • Elder Law Trust

Wills

  • Non-trust Will
  • Trust Will
  • Pour over into Trust Will

Power of Attorney for Financial Matters and Asset Management

  • Immediate Power of Attorney (Durable)
  • Springing Power of Attorney (Durable)
  • Statutory Power of Attorney

Health Care Documents

  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information (HIPAA)
  • Living Will

Assignments

  • Document putting tangible personal property into Trust
  • Other Assignments as needed

Asset Transfer Documents

  • Real Estate Sales and Purchases (title vesting issues)
  • Real Estate Property Transfer documents
  • Quit Claim Deeds and Preliminary Change of Ownership Forms and Request for Exclusion from Property Reassessment
  • Affidavit Death of Trustee
  • Affidavit Change of Trustee
  • Assignments
  • Power of Appointments
  • Spousal Property Petition (securing spouses community property rights where joint tenancy an issue)
  • Heggstad Petition (putting property into a  trust post death)