Every family’s financial situation is different, and so are their priorities and future needs. For this reason, our estate planning attorney in Philadelphia at Bratton Law will build you a personalized estate plan after meeting with you and getting to know your wants and needs for the future.
We understand the ins and outs of Pennsylvania’s complex estate laws, so we can also make it more straightforward for your family to administer your estate or execute your will after your death.
Bratton Law Offers a Full Range of Pennsylvania Estate Planning Services
The Bratton Law team includes not only our estate planning attorneys but also social workers and a registered nurse. This allows us to take a multi-disciplinary approach to every client, understanding not only their financial needs but also issues that may arise because of their health. We will get to know your family and work with you to combine the right estate planning services to meet your current and future needs. This could include:
- Asset protection
- Providing for a family member with special needs
- Providing care for aging loved ones
- Ensuring your surviving spouse and children have the financial security they need and deserve
While each family has their own needs, some of our most popular estate planning services include:
- Self-proving last will and testaments
- Estate planning for high net worth estates
- Trust advising and establishment of trusts
- Retirement planning
- Medicaid planning
- Asset protection
- Powers of attorney
- Life care planning
We will help you understand which of these services you need and help walk you through the process to put them in place. Our social workers will provide support during conversations about difficult topics no one wants to think about and ensure you have a plan that gives you peace of mind even if your worst fear comes true.
We Can Help You with an Estate Plan to Protect Your Minor Children
Often, a parent’s worst fear is what will happen to their children if both they and the other parent both pass away in an accident. While this is not something most people want to think about, having the tough conversation and creating a plan is the best way to ensure your children get the care, support, and love they need if the worst does happen.
If you have minor children, we will discuss this as a normal part of our estate planning process. We can walk you through choosing a guardian and fiduciaries for your children. This gives you the opportunity to make decisions about who would raise your children, as well as who would oversee their:
- Medical care
- Quality of life
- Recreational activities
- Financial situation
- General well-being
This might include:
- Helping you identify people who might serve as guardians or fiduciaries
- Explaining these roles, and helping you explain them to those you name
- Creating the legal documents necessary to name them
- Ensuring these documents will hold up in court if necessary
This is the part of an estate plan no one wants to ever need to use, but it offers considerable peace of mind to families with young children. If you do not name guardians for your children and something happens to both you and their other parent, a judge who does not know your children or their relationships with family members may make these decisions for you.
Your Family’s Unique Needs Matter to the Bratton LawTeam
At Bratton Law, we start the estate planning process by meeting with your family. We get to know you, discussing your preferences and priorities and learning about any unique needs your family may have. We know what questions to ask and how to lead these conversations, allowing us to better understand what you need from an estate plan in a compassionate way.
Our goal is to build a relationship with each client and their family, connecting on a deeper level than most attorneys can in a quick meeting. Benefits of this include:
- Reducing your stress about the estate planning process
- Building trust to ensure you feel confident in your decisions
- Safeguarding your family’s best interests for decades to come
- Making it possible to update your estate plan easily
- Giving you peace of mind for the future
Many people call us because they have been considering an estate plan for some time, and they know it needs to happen. However, most of the families who enlist our help are facing a significant life event, and this triggers their desire for an estate plan. Clients often call us if:
- They are getting married
- They bought a house
- They will be having a child soon
- They recently had or adopted a child
- They recently gained custody of their grandchild
- They recently received a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness
- They recently lost a parent or other loved one
- They got divorced
Even if you already have a will in place, we can help you build a comprehensive estate plan that may better meet your current and future needs. Let us review what you already have, and we can build on it to ease any anxieties you may have.
Contact Bratton Law Today for Philadelphia Estate Planning Services
At Bratton Law, we can address all your estate planning concerns and answer any questions you have. We can help you understand the services you may need to meet your estate planning needs, and help you create a plan that works for your family.
Call us at 856-857-6007 to talk with a member of our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania estate planning team about how we can help your family today.