Our team at Fennell Elder Law and Estate Planning offers a wide range of estate planning services:
We guide clients on the right type of trust (revocable, irrevocable, special needs, etc.) to suit their specific circumstances and goals. Trusts can be a wonderful estate planning tool for individuals and families. Some of the benefits of a trust are that they can be administered privately nd expeditiously, and without the need for Probate and the costs associated with Probate.
We assist in drafting and updating wills, ensuring they are legally enforceable and accurately reflect your wishes. Having a will in place is extremely important for parents of minor children as this is the only way to desginate a guardian for minor children in the event of a parent’s passing.
Many individuals believe that having a will alleviates that need for a future probate proceeding, which is not true. A will acts as an instruction for the Probate court on how to your assets are to be distributed. Our firm can provide your guidance on whether a trust or a will are the best fit for your planning needs and wishes.
3. Power of Attorney
We help clients designate trusted individuals to handle their financial or health affairs in case of incapacitation.
4. Health Care Powers of Attorney and Directives
We facilitate the preparation of documents such as health care powers of attorney and health care directives to ensure your wishes for medical treatment are followed if you can’t communicate them yourself.
5. Estate & Trust Administration
We provide guidance through the probate process and administer trusts, alleviating the stress on families during these challenging times. Knowing what steps to take after a family member passes away can be daunting. Whether Probate is required or assistance with the administration of a trust is needed, our firm can assist with each step of the process.
6. Asset Protection
We counsel clients on strategies to protect their assets from future creditors or liabilities, ensuring your wealth is preserved for future generations. At Fennel Elder Law & Estate Planning, LLC, our focus for asset protection is geared toward protecting and preserving your assets for future long term care costs to ensure you can receive the best quality of care during your lifetime without become destitute.