Estate planning attorneys help their clients with three things:
- The possibility of having a total disability
- The possibility of developing a terminal illness
- The inevitability of death
Good planning is not measured merely in terms of minimizing taxes and expenses, but also in lessening the administrative hassle your loved ones experience so that they can focus on your needs and then on your memory. How we plan for the inevitable future determines whether the end of our life serves as an affliction for us and our loved ones or an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.
With appropriate, advance planning, we can arrange to meet your needs, the needs of those closest to you, and minimize taxes and other expenses as well.
Since 1999, I have worked with hundreds of individuals and couples of all ages, from those with modest means to multimillionaires, to design and implement estate plans that are specifically tailored for them. This includes, among other things, the preparation of Wills, Trusts (Revocable and/or Irrevocable), Business and Property Transfers, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives. I also handle arrangements during incapacity (e.g., Conservatorships) and after death (Trust Administration, Probate, Estate Tax Return Preparation).
For my US-Israeli clients, the preparation of two Wills may be prudent and an Advance Health Care Directive that meets both Israeli and U.S. state requirements. All documents may be prepared in English if that is your preference.
PLEASE NOTE: If you require legal assistance with property and/or another matter in a state or country in which I am not licensed, another attorney who practices law in that location will be retained to work with me to assure that your estate plan or administration conforms to all local laws and regulations. This arrangement is required by law and under the Ethical Rules for lawyers in most jurisdictions.