Who We Serve
- Estate Planning For Couples
- Estate Planning For Single Adults
- Estate Planning For Single Parents and Blended Families
- Estate Planning for Families
- Estate Planning for Disabled or Special Needs Children
- Estate Planning for College Age Children
- Estate Planning for LGBTQ
- Estate Planning After A Divorce
- Estate Planning For Elderly Adults
- Estate Planning For Small Business Owners
- Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
The consequences of an outdated or non-existent estate plan
- State law determines how your assets are distributed: If you die without a will or other estate planning documents, state law will determine how your assets are distributed. This means that your assets may not go to the people you would have chosen and could lead to unnecessary family disputes.
- Your minor children may be placed in the care of strangers: If you have minor children and both parents die without a will, a court will determine who will become the legal guardian of your children. This could result in your children being placed in the care of strangers instead of the people you would have chosen.
- Your estate may go through probate: Probate is the legal process of settling an estate after someone dies. If you don't have an estate plan, your estate will go through probate, which can be a lengthy and expensive process. Your loved ones may not receive their inheritance for months or even years.
- You may pay unnecessary taxes: Without proper estate planning, your estate may be subject to estate taxes, which can reduce the amount of money your loved ones receive. Estate planning can help minimize or eliminate estate, and other, types of taxes.
- You may not have control over medical decisions: If you become incapacitated and cannot make medical decisions for yourself, without an advanced directive, your loved ones may not know what medical treatments you would want. They may also have to go through a lengthy court process to be appointed as your legal guardian.
Planning ahead, doing your due diligence and hiring a great attorney makes a big difference when it comes to estate planning. Cara Law will help you properly plan out your estate, take time to make sure you understand each component and feel comfortable with everything. Our estate planning services are comprehensive and affordable. Contact us today to schedule your estate planning appointment.