Estate planning ensures your loved ones are provided for, your debts are paid, and your assets are distributed according to your exact wishes.
We can assist with:
- Wills — Our estate planning attorneys will help you draft a valid and effective will that formalizes your intentions for the distribution of your assets and names an appropriate executor to carry out your instructions. We also help clients change wills when circumstances, relationships or priorities change. Wills must go through the probate process, which could take 1-3 years and is public record.
- Trusts — Trusts do not go through Probate if they are correctly drafted. Any property you choose to transfer into a living trust will not be transferred through probate upon your death. Our firm can help you create a variety of different types of trusts, including revocable living trusts, charitable trusts and special needs trusts. Tenenbaum Law Group works with you to design your trust so that upon Death, you leave your assets to your loved ones, protecting them from creditors, and ex-spouses, and keeping it in the family. The best choice is to fund your trust and ensure your assets are protected for your loved ones and that no time and money and spent in probate court.
- Powers of attorney and living wills — Many of our clients are interested in drafting powers of attorney, living wills, and other advance health care directives that can be invoked if they cannot communicate on important matters due to some type of incapacity. These documents can provide you with peace of mind knowing your health care and financial decisions will be honored in the future.
- Guardianships — Parents of minor or disabled children have vital concerns when it comes to formalized care arrangements after they are gone. We work closely with clients to develop suitable guardianship instructions that clearly outline parents’ preferences for custody, care and other matters, both short-term and long-term.