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It's time to think about the future. Perhaps you recently got married, welcomed a new child into the family, got a new job, lost someone you care about, or experienced another life event that has you thinking about protecting your assets, yourself and the people you love.

Estate plans can provide the protection you need. At Block Legal Services in Brookfield, I can help you create a plan that is right for your situation.

Customized And Crafted With Care

Not every estate plan is right for every family, and no two sets of circumstances are identical. By learning about your family, your assets, and your goals, I can educate you about the pros and cons of each estate structure. I can craft an estate plan that makes sense for you and will let you rest easy knowing that your affairs have been taken care of.

Before getting started, it is important to understand everything that can be accomplished through estate planning. A strong estate plan can do so much more than simply direct how your assets are handed down when you pass away. It can offer a variety of protections during your lifetime, not only for your assets, but for you and your family.

Wills And Beyond

Wills are the cornerstone of most estate plans. They provide direction about how you would like your assets to be handed down and who you would like to be involved in the process.

Trusts also serve as a mechanism for handing down your assets, but they offer a great deal more flexibility in terms of the manner with which assets are handed down. They also provide a means of asset protection during your lifetime and when you are gone.

An estate plan can also provide direction for what to do in the event of incapacity caused by illness or injury. I can help you put in place powers of attorney for finances and health care. These documents let you appoint someone as an agent who can make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to. You may also create a living will (also called a directive to physicians) to instruct your doctors about how you would like to be treated if your agent isn't able to.

Updating Estate Plans

Laws change. Family structures change. Goals change. For these reasons and more, it is important to review your estate plan on a regular basis in order to ensure that it still meets your needs. I can review and update your plan as necessary.

Need More Information About Estate Planning?

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