Planning For Your Future With Ease
Preparing for the future is critical to protecting your family and loved ones. By making a will or trust or a combination of both, you can take comfort in knowing that your wishes are set out definitively and that your family and your holdings will be taken care of in the way you intend. You and your family will have peace of mind knowing that there is a clear, legally binding plan in place should something unexpected occur.
How We Can Help
At Claire A. Duchemin, P.A., we help Florida residents create personalized estate plans that achieve their goals and address their concerns for their loved ones. Depending on your situation, we have a fleet of items to use to make sure your intentions are carried out. These include:
- Advance health care directives
- Powers of attorney
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements (primarily for estate planning purposes)
- Organizing notebook for all documents and information needed by family members
We will discuss all of your options with you and help you make the best decision based on your assets, relationships, family status, age, desires for retirement, and more. Every individual is different, and we will make sure your estate plan is comprehensively and efficiently tailored to your needs.
Family dynamics and life goals change as you sail through the years. Marrying, buying a house, having children, retiring, losing parents, or inheriting assets are all events that affect your estate plan. Tax law, the law governing advanced directives, and trust and probate laws are amended from time to time which can impact your estate plan. We encourage a regularly scheduled review of your estate plan to re-evaluate your changing needs and to craft necessary updates.
Do Not Leave Your Business Up To Chance
If you own or have a stake in a business, it is especially important to have an estate plan in place. Having a plan of succession if you pass away or become disabled is the most prudent business practice. Our firm provides strategies and plans for winding up or continuing businesses when a principal is no longer able to contribute to its success. Making sure small business concerns are addressed is an essential ingredient in any comprehensive estate plan.
Now Is The Time
So many times our firm is asked to step in after someone dies to try to make sense of their financial affairs and personal matters. How much simpler and less expensive the process would have been to address before a tragedy c occurred. Do not leave the future of your family, your business, and your finances to chance. Prepare an estate plan today to cement your wishes, name your beneficiaries, provide for your family, and delegate responsibilities if you are unable to act for yourself.
It is never too early to create your estate plan, but often it is too late, causing family and friends extra difficulties in wrapping up your affairs. Get started now on an estate plan. Schedule a consultation with estate planning lawyer Claire A. Duchemin, P.A. Call our Tallahassee law office at 850-270-7770 or send an email.