Estate Planning

Estate Planning Lawyer

Managing an estate may be a lot of work, and there could be multiple of components that go into proper estate planning. In many cases, there are wills to write and trusts to set up, and there are steps that you can take to make the transition easier for your loved ones. Taking steps to ease the burden placed on your loved ones can help them avoid lengthy probate, which is a process that verifies the information and validity of directions included in a will. This can be a lengthy process, taking up to 18 months to complete. The Law Offices of Anne Dowden Saxton can help you through the process.

Living Wills And Trust

Living wills and living trusts are two ways that you can ease the transition in the event of your death. Living wills are important if you should become ill or hospitalized and are unable to answers questions about financial and property distribution. Living trusts are ways to relinquish some control of your estate even while you are still alive. Both of these methods ease the burden on loved ones and can help reduce the stress and conflict that often arise out of these situations.

Property Transfer

You can also ease the burden placed on loved ones by sorting out property and transfer ownership while you are still alive. Often, people add individuals to their property to make it a joint ownership; upon the death of one, the ownership of said property naturally falls to the co-owner. This makes the transfer of property easier, and it also helps your beneficiary avoid dealing with a probate court when they come into property after your death.

The Law Offices of Anne Dowden Saxton

Creating a plan for your estate might not be the most welcome issue to tackle, but it is necessary if you want to ease your passing for your loved ones; it is not enough to simply set up a trust, or to create a will – you must do this and more. An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the estate planning process. If you have questions or if you would like to begin planning your estate, contact the Law Offices of Anne Dowden Saxton today for a free consultation.

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