Protecting What You Hold Dear
What will happen to your property or dependent loved ones if you become incapacitated or should die unexpectedly? Having an estate plan not only protects your assets for your beneficiaries, it also provides concrete direction should you suffer a serious personal injury or other calamity. At Allen Wellman Harvey Keyes Cooley, LLP, we can help you construct an effective estate plan that will ensure that your estate planning choices will be followed and one that will protect your most important assets.
Creating Contingency Plans With Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys
Many people think of estate planning as merely creating a will or a trust. However, there are other necessary provisions involved in planning your estate, and not all of them are aimed at what happens to your property once you pass on. Our estate planning attorneys can help you:
- Design an appropriate durable power of attorney
- Appoint a health care representative
- Draft a living will to give direction as to your end-of-life preferences
- Create a special needs trust to provide for disabled children or adults in your care
- Establish a guardianship for minors or disabled adults
- Assist with elder law issues such as choosing and financing nursing home or in-home care
- Assist you with your goals to contribute to charities
We take time to identify your concerns about providing for minor children or making end-of-life decisions. We then seek to construct an individualized estate plan that succinctly and effectively accomplishes your unique goals.
Handling Unique And Complex Estate Planning Challenges
Our firm has particular experience assisting blended families “meaning families with stepparents, stepchildren or other unique family situations” in developing estate plans that will address the needs of all family members. We can help you identify unique issues you may face with regard to inheritance or estate tax laws, as well as the differing interests that are sometimes presented in blended family contexts. Our goal is to put together a plan that maximizes the interests of both spouses and their families.
We also represent many clients with significant property values and/or that involve complex estate planning issues such as small business or farm owners. As experienced estate planning lawyers, we also understand the unique estate tax challenges faced by clients with significant assets. We provide in-depth estate tax planning to help you minimize your tax liabilities and preserve your assets for whom you choose.
Contact Our Firm
No matter what stage of life you are in, having an effective estate plan in place can give you peace of mind about your affairs. Contact us to schedule a consultation with our estate planning attorneys today by calling 317-468-2355 or 866-958-6354 today. We maintain office in Greenfield, and serve clients throughout Indiana.