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Phone: 651.209.3200
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Estate Planning is often over looked because people believe it will be time consuming and costly. This is not true for the majority of clients who simply need a Will, Health Care Directive (Living Will) and a Power of Attorney. Our fees for the preparation of these documents are $350.00 for an individual, $450.00 for a couple. These fees apply when no estate tax planning or trusts are necessary.

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Everyone knows the primary purpose of a Will, of course, is to transfer assets to the intended beneficiaries. However, people usually don't realize that a Will may make the probate process itself less expensive and move along much quicker, by specifying that the probate be conducted in an informal manner, and without bond. Also, by designating a personal representative of your choice in the Will, you can ensure the person you believe is capable of carrying out your wishes will have the desired control over the assets of your estate just as you intend it.

Another important function is the nomination of guardians for minor children. A parent's wishes are extremely important to the Court in appointing a guardian, and if these wishes are known, you can virtually ensure that the guardian of your choice will have custody provided they can provide the necessities every child rightfully deserves.

A Health Care Directive (formally called a Living Will) has two main functions: Directing your doctors not to use certain procedures, even though those procedures might extend your life, and appointing a person to make health care decisions if, and only if, you are unable to do so for yourself.

The Power of Attorney is a document which provides another person with legal authority to take any action you could have yourself. Usually, people begin thinking of having a Power of Attorney when they are getting older, but a Power of Attorney is a good idea just in case of an accident or unexpected illness. Without a Power of Attorney, if you are incapacitated, it is necessary to appoint a guardian through the Court to take care of your legal affairs, or even get information from banks, insurance companies, creditor’s etc.

If you would like to begin the estate planning process, print out and complete the form located above and call us at (651) 209-3200. Or just send the completed form. Once we receive and review the Estate Planning Questionnaire, we will call you to schedule an appointment.  

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