Estate planning is all about protecting your family and planning for the future and also for the unexpected.
Therefore, it really matters that your will is carefully drawn and that your estate plan is carefully designed from both a tax and a personal viewpoint.
The attorneys at LBC&C understand the many complex issues families face in today’s rapidly changing world and are prepared to assist you in dealing with these issues.
No one can do that better than our team of experienced and understanding attorneys. The attorneys at LBC&C have drafted thousands of wills - simple and complex.
We are also here to guide you through the estate and trust administration process if you are named as an executor, trustee or a beneficiary of an estate or trust.
We provide complete legal services including all phases of estate planning, revocable (living) trusts, durable powers of attorney, living wills, health care proxies, elder law, estate and trust administration and accountings.
We are also here to guide you through the estate and trust administration process if you are named as an executor, trustee or a beneficiary of an estate or trust. The attorneys at LBC&C have the experience to assist you with the countless issues faced during the course of an estate or trust administration, to contest a will or to object to the actions of a fiduciary in the event of mismanagement of an estate or trust.
The development and implementation of complex estate plans may utilize by-pass (credit shelter) trusts, QTIP trusts, generation skipping, life insurance trusts, trusts for children, QDOT trusts, supplemental needs trusts, gifts and gift strategies, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), family limited partnerships (FLPs), private annuities, charitable remainder trusts (CRTs), charitable foundations, and partnership and LLC "freezes".
While we carefully consider strategies to reduce potential estate taxes, our objective is to develop an estate plan consistent with the client's goals and intentions and compatible with the family's situation and circumstances.
In keeping with our standing as one of the preeminent professional liability defense firms, we are cognizant of the need to protect clients from liability claims and lawsuits and, therefore, our estate planning services often incorporate estate planning strategies which, among other benefits, will results in asset protection.
We have prepared an article entitled Key Estate Planning Strategies, which in four pages explains various estate planning strategies.
The topics include information on federal and state estate and gift taxes, the development of wills and related estate planning documents and a brief explanation of many estate planning strategies, including those mentioned above.