Estate Planning Services in Montgomery County
Also Serving Philadelphia County, Merion Station and Surrounding Areas
Are you concerned about what may happen to your estate if you become incapacitated or when you pass away? Will your loved ones receive the assets you want them to receive? Will they need to go to court? If you become incapacitated, how will doctors know what kind of medical treatment you want to receive?
Estate planning can answer all these questions and more. At Sallen Law, our attorney provides high-quality, personalized estate planning services to help you obtain peace of mind regarding your estate, family, friends, and legacy. When you take the time today to make some of life’s most difficult decisions, you can help your loved ones avoid disputes and accomplish your family’s long-term financial goals. We have handled hundreds of estate planning cases, which is why we are fully equipped to address your unique wants and needs.
The Benefits of Estate Planning
Many people believe estate planning is only for the wealthy, so they forego this process because they believe it is unnecessary. Others believe estate planning is simply a matter of choosing which friends and family members should receive each asset, so they create a handwritten will without any witnesses.
With guidance from an experienced professional, however, you can avoid these common pitfalls and maximize the powerful benefits of estate planning.
When Sallen Law assists you with your estate plan, you can:
- Ensure your will adheres to state law, therefore helping your beneficiaries avoid lengthy disputes after your passing
- Use a trust to accomplish more complex distribution goals, save money on estate taxes, and potentially avoid probate
- Customize your plan to suit the needs of your non-traditional family
- Designate a guardian for your children, your elderly loved ones, or the estates of your dependents
- Plan for the needs of your children or any loved ones with special needs
- Establish a family limited partnership
- Designate charities and other organizations as beneficiaries
Estate planning can also address your wants and needs if an injury, an illness, old age, or another serious condition renders you legally or mentally incapacitated. Unfortunately, your spouse or children are not automatically given power of attorney in these situations, and they may need to fight a legal battle before providing you the help you need. Thankfully, you can prevent this difficult situation through various estate planning devices.
With documents like an advance healthcare directive or power of attorney, you can determine:
- Who can make decisions for you
- Who can manage your finances
- What care or treatment you will receive in certain medical scenarios
- Who will take care of your children and other dependents
We can never be sure of the future. However, we can take the time we have today to prepare for challenges, ease transitions, and alleviate some of the stress you and your loved ones may experience.