planning is important. It's more than about who should get
your "stuff" when you pass away. It's about how you can pass
along your values to the next generation. It's about how
you can protect your loved ones from creditors and predators.
It's about giving to charity if you wish. Of course,
estate planning can also save your family large amounts of money
that would otherwise be lost to estate tax, or nursing home costs if
you are facing these issues.
people are unaware that if you don't create your own estate plan,
the government has its own standard plan waiting for you.
These "plans" do not look at individual family dynamics, which often
create results that are completely contrary to what your wishes
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A will is
a document that everyone should have. From directing how your
assets should be distributed, to naming a guardian for your
child(ren), a will is the starting point. For those who are
concerned with keeping thier financial affairs private, protecting
their children from creditors and predators, avoiding
probate, the estate tax, and/or for those who have more
specialized planning needs, a trust may likely be for
recall the sad story of Terri Schiavo, which brought the living will
to the forefront of the minds of many people. Make your wishes
known regarding artificial life support should you be unable to
communicate for yourself.
- Health Care Power of
Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney
Attorney documents are important so that decisions can be made for
you should you become disabled. Make sure that you have
someone who is authorized to act on your behalf.
family savings can be completely exhausted in a short time should
nursing home care be required, since costs can easily reach $60,000
per year or more. To find out how you can avoid this
catastrophic scenario, contact me today.
you considered how your pets will be cared for should you leave them
behind? Studies have shown that thousands of animals are
euthanized each year because their owners passed away, leaving no
one to care for them. Proper planning can prevent these
couples do not receive the important benefits that married couples
receive automatically. Planning is especially critical in these
cases to ensure your wishes are protected.
have a child that has a condition which makes them eligible for
public assistance benefits, you may want to consider a special needs
trust to supplement your child's quality of life once you are
unable to, without making them ineligible for the benefits they
make the same mistakes I made! Despite a good
High School career, I went through my undergraduate years with
exactly $0.00 of free financial aid which was a strain on my
family. If I would have known the rules, I could have avoided
several drastic errors that I made and increased my eligibility
drastically. Let me help you maximize your student's
eligibility for financial aid while making them as attractive as
possible to the schools they may wish to attend.
am confident that I can help you design the plan to best meet your
needs. Contact me today to
schedule an free