"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
– Benjamin Franklin (1789)
This declaration from over 200 years ago is as true as ever, yet these two certainties in life are topics most people spend years avoiding. No one wants to contemplate their deaths, leaving their loved ones behind or the financial mess that will inevitably impact their family when they’re gone. That’s why, according to a recent poll, more than 60% of Americans don’t have any sort of estate planning in place. But, the reality is, by putting off estate planning you are only harming your loved ones. After all, when your dead – you don’t have to deal with the mess you leave behind.
At Kelsey Law Office we work one-on-one with our clients to create a comprehensive plan that ensures your loved ones are taken care of, your assets are protected, and good old Uncle Sam takes as little of your hard earned money as possible. We believe that you should decide who would raise your kids, get your money and control your estate, not the court system. By getting your estate planning done you can avoid the hassle of probate court, ensure that people you trust will care for your children, make sure your property goes to exactly who you want it to go to (or keep it out of the hands of people you want to make sure don’t get it) and reduce or eliminate the tax burden on your surviving loved ones.
We also work closely with our clients to address issues that arise during periods of incapacity and at the end of life. It is crucial that your family and care providers understand exactly what you want, and don’t want, when you are unable to speak for yourself and that your wishes be followed, even when others don’t understand or agree. We help our clients with financial considerations, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, "do-not-resuscitate" orders and funeral plans so they can be assured that their wishes are followed and so they can take the burden off their loved ones in what is already a terrible time.
Estate planning services:
- Health Care Directives
- Powers of Attorney
- Guardianship of Minor or Disabled Children
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Real Estate Transactions and Planning
- Asset Protection
- Charitable Gifts
If you already have an estate plan, it is recommended that you review and evaluate your estate plan after any significant life event such as the birth of a child, divorce, death of a spouse, and serious illness or injury.
Call Kelsey Law Office at 763-689-8931, or setup a no-cost consultation.