Your Estate Lawyer in the Mountains.
Managing your estate can become an ugly problem for your loved ones and heirs if you haven’t taken adequate estate planning steps. The first step is to engage a lawyer to guide you through the process of protecting your assets, making end of life decisions, and more.
The Law Office of Daniel R. Duello will assist in obtaining the peace of mind that comes from knowing that after you’re gone, your family, and loved ones can carry on and be cared for. If you’ve recently gone through life changes such as a divorce, purchase of a home, the birth of a first child, retirement, launching a business or other events, you should also consider reviewing or creating an estate plan that reflects your goals.
There are many types of documents that are a part of a comprehensive estate plan such as:
A will or a trust?
Which is better for you depends on your needs and your assets. If you have significant assets, a trust can help you minimize or avoid estate taxes. It can also enable you to avoid probate and pass property directly to your beneficiaries.
Durable Powers of Attorney
An Advance Directive for Health Care and financial powers of attorney are documents that allow you to designate a trusted person to make decisions for you if you are incapacitated and unable to communicate for yourself. These documents can be used to avoid having a conservator appointed if your loved one becomes unable to handle his or her affairs.