Create Estate Plans To Reduce Costs And Conflict
As much as you may not want to think about the end of life, you and your loved ones will all pass on. Having estate plans in place can make for a seamless transition of your assets to the people you designate to receive them. Carefully spelling out your wishes in a legal document can also reduce the possibility of your will and final wishes being contested by survivors.
Services For Your Planning Needs
In Louisiana, these estate planning documents can be critical:
- Will — Your will explains how you would like your estate disbursed and to whom. A will is also where you may appoint a guardian to raise your minor children and leave them your assets in trust with another adult should you pass away before they reach the age of majority.
- Durable Power of Attorney — Having a power of attorney in place before you become incapacitated allows someone you designate to have immediate access to assets and finances and to make health care decisions for you if you can’t communicate for yourself.
- Living Will — This document is a way for you to state your preference with regard to life sustaining measures should you become indefinitely incapacitated.
Amber will work with you to set up your estate plans in the way that works best for you and your family.
Planning You Can Afford
Setting up estate plans shouldn’t cost you thousands, but sometimes people do not complete these important planning steps. Then, after they pass, their estate goes into contested succession proceedings, creating an expensive, lengthy process that significantly reduces assets that could have been left to loved ones and instead are used to pay for attorney fees and court costs.
Amber offers estate planning services at a flat, fixed rate. She also accepts credit cards. You may contact her online or call her Lakeview office to discuss your family’s estate planning needs at 866-469-2264.