Estate planning is not just for the wealthy and elderly, it is for anyone who owns a home, a life insurance policy, an IRA or other asset, whether there are children or a career is involved. Life events such as marriages, the birth of a child or a retirement can cause someone to think about getting an estate plan. The truth is that an estate plan can help anyone who is interested in building a life that is geared toward well-being and helps protect from financial ruin.
Do You Need an Estate Plan?
As probate attorneys who handle the final affairs of people who have passed away, we know that those left behind are often confounded with the details of closing someone’s life. In probate, the government decides who gets what. A properly executed estate plan puts you in control of your assets and the transference of them to your heirs or others when the time comes. You can learn about estate planning tools, wills, trusts, and other matters right here, on this website. Find out why an estate plan is the best option no matter your age or financial status.
How Much Does an Estate Plan Cost?
Everyone’s situation is different. In order to answer this question, our estate lawyers offer a free, no obligation consultation so the cost can be determined. You will know the cost before you begin work on an estate plan.
When is a Good Time to Create an Estate Plan?
You may wonder if you are too young to have an estate plan. You may want to wait until you have a family or are older. If you wait, you may forfeit the opportunity to learn about wealth accumulation and asset protection strategies you can put into place while you are young and building your life. If you wait, you may forfeit the opportunity to use tax deferment strategies.
Right now is the time to plan for your future. Since we cannot predict when tragedy might occur, wouldn’t it be good to have a plan in place for dealing with it? Our estate lawyers use creativity in developing strategies and techniques to build estate plans that adjust to changing circumstances. As your life evolves and changes, so too should your estate plan.
Estate Planning Advice
Our estate lawyers work in concert with you, your financial advisor and your accountant to develop a custom estate plan that solves your specific issues. We offer you the best legal advice and the resources necessary for building an estate plan you can use for a very long time.
Reach Out to Us
With just a little planning, you can get on the road to protecting your assets, planning your estate and minimizing your taxes so you can relax with peace of mind about what will happen should you become incapacitated or pass away. If you want to know more about estate planning , estate taxes, and how to avoid probate, call us today at 205-663-0281 for a free consultation. John Holliman and Melanie Bradford will help you with estate planning so you can take care of your nest egg and your loved ones. We treat you like family.
John Holliman and Melanie Bradford Holliman, Attorneys