Estate Planning & Administration
As experienced wealth management attorneys, our firm works to ensure control of our clients’ wealth stays with our clients. Estate planning is about controlling your property and assets in order to be able to manage your wealth in any eventuality, and to provide for your loved ones after your death. Estate planning provides for legal instruments that enable you to control your medical care in the event that you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to make medical decisions for yourself. This area of the law includes wills, trusts, power of attorney, living wills, health care power of attorney, and other various types of insurance and related items. We can even assist with social media planning so that your accounts can be accessed and closed by family.
When planning your estate, we have experience establishing guardianships for those individuals who cannot take care of themselves. Additionally, proper estate planning for parents or other individuals who have loved ones with special needs is essential as individuals with special needs may lose government assistance if assets intended to benefit them are not properly distributed. There are many estate planning options; we can help you navigate your options and choose the best one for your family.
Discussing your estate plans with your family may also help prevent disputes or confusions. By being clear about your intentions, you help dispel potential conflicts after you are gone. The best benefit to the process is your peace of mind. Making sure you have a properly prepared plan in place will give you and your family piece of mind.
Probate is the first step in the court system for administering a loved one’s will. Dealing with a family member’s will can be a difficult and emotional time. Painter & Associates will help you throughout the probate process and ensure all assets are distributed in accordance to the law.