“Although we typically associate the term “estate” with the ultra-wealthy, estate planning is not just for the rich. Everyone, regardless of family dynamics or financial status, can benefit from having an estate plan—a collection of documents that specify how you want your assets distributed. Nevertheless, most people have neglected to put such plans in place. According to a recent survey from Caring.com, only 42% of American adults currently have estate planning documents, such as a will or living trust.
While end-of-life planning may seem morbid, an estate plan can protect you and your assets not just after you die, but during your life as well. If you haven’t yet incorporated an estate plan into your overall financial plan, consider the following reasons why you should talk to an estate planning attorney or wealth advisor about your wishes sooner rather than later.”
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Estate Planning Practice
Estate planning is concerned with the use, conservation and disposition of a person’s property and wealth. The Marsalese Law Group offers expert advice in the areas of estate planning and trust administration. Our estate planning experience is sought by closely held businesses, families and individuals. Entrepreneurs frequently retain our services to coordinate personal, business and estate planning and deal with financial issues in ways that benefit both the family and the business.
The Marsalese Law Group has an active and sophisticated trusts and estates expertise in the handling of all types of estate planning matters, with emphasis on last wills and testaments, revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, family limited partnerships, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, and other related estate planning documents.
The Marsalese Law Group also advises clients on other common planning matters include lifetime gift programs, charitable split interest trusts, off-shore trusts, private foundations, grantor retained annuity trusts, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, and life insurance planning, including irrevocable life insurance trusts and split dollar arrangements.
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