Think about all of the things that you do during the day, and that you have done throughout the years in order to build your business, grow your savings, and support your family. Now stop and think about what would happen if you were suddenly not around, whether as a result of death, an accident or an illness? Would your family be taken care of? Would they be protected from burdensome taxation? Would they know what to do with your business or what your wishes are in case of a catastrophic health condition? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then it is time to consider estate planning.
The Philadelphia PA estate planning attorneys at Bratton Law are experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers who will help guide you through the process of planning for the future, making sure that you have addressed all of your long term goals and priorities.
Estate planning encompasses many different issues, including:
- Tax issues and Asset Protection
- Drafting of Wills
- Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
- Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney
- Choosing an Executor for your Estate
- LGBT Planning
- Special Needs Planning
One of the most important things that you can do for your loved ones is to make sure that your affairs are in order and all of your wishes have been well documented so that they are not put in a position of guessing what you would have wanted, arguing amongst themselves, or paying unnecessarily high taxes. By sitting down with our Philadelphia PA estate planning attorneys, you will give yourself the opportunity to create a future that is an accurate reflection of your wishes and secure the legacy for which you have worked so hard.
At Bratton Law, we believe that the estate planning process should involve an accurate and thoughtful reflection of your life’s interests and goals. That’s why we take the time to sit down with you and get a thorough understanding of your objectives, as well as all of the considerations that need to be included in your plans. These may include:
- Minor children
- Pet care
- Special needs
- Long term care
- Business succession plans
- Planned giving
- Blended families
Thinking about death or disability is something that few people like to do, but in planning ahead and creating a comprehensive estate plan, you give yourself the opportunity to make all of the critical decisions about your legacy. Even more importantly, you remove the burden of uncertainty from your family and loved ones and leave a clear and well thought-out path that addresses the needs of all the people and interests that are important to you. To work with Philadelphia PA estate planning attorneys who are committed to understanding your goals and helping you to accomplish them, contact Bratton Law today.