Understand And Create Testamentary Documents To Meet Your Goals
Estate planning is an opportunity for people of all walks of life to have a say about weighty matters involving their assets, health care and legacy. Because life is unpredictable, and to prevent the possibility of undue influence of others, estate planning is best done long before old age. However, adults of sound mind of any age with assets and/or dependents may benefit from thoughtful estate planning. The process may begin with creating or updating a will.
Without a will, a person’s assets after death will be distributed according to state laws. The outcome may not reflect the decedent’s wishes. On the other hand, a well-put-together estate plan can protect property, dignity and family harmony.
‘Your Lawyers For Life’
Creating an estate plan does not have to be overwhelming. On the contrary, it should provide peace of mind. Our firm fosters trusting attorney-client relationships through all our practice areas. This means, for example, that we will not pressure you to spend more than you can afford or to buy more services than you want and need. We aim for you to feel comfortable, reassured and supported in your decisions.
Documentation of individual values and priorities can help ensure that a person’s legacy is not marred someday by unnecessary probate expenses or disputes among relatives. Bonfiglio & Asterita, LLC, guides clients respectfully and sensibly through estate planning, which may include:
- Creating powers of attorney
- Creating one or more trusts
- Writing a living will
- Designating health care proxies
- Last Will & Testament
- Probate & Estate Administration