Estate Planning That Fits the Needs of You and Your Loved Ones
Most people put off estate planning because they don’t want to think about it – or perhaps they are too busy. Still others think they don't own enough assets, are not old enough or still have plenty of time. Unfortunately, when estate planning is put off and death occurs, their family is left to pick up the pieces.
When you die without an estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to the state's probate laws. We give our clients options that allow these matters to often be handled privately by your family rather than the courts. This protects the privacy of your family and allows you to control who receives what and when. Osinga Law Offices can insure your estate planning will be completed to reflect your goals and circumstances.
Estate Planning includes matters such as:
- Minimizing taxes, court costs and legal fees
- Making effective use of your life insurance for the benefit of loved ones
- Specifying what kind of care you want to receive if you become disabled
- Developing both life and death instructions to reflect your personal preferences and religious beliefs
- Providing for family members who may have special needs
- Preparing for the eficient transfer of a family business
- Ensuring that government benefits are not disrupted due to the failure to plan
- Naming guardians and inheritance managers for young children
- Reviews and updates as your family, financial situation and state or federal laws change
It is clear that estate planning is not simply for the wealthy or the retired. Good estate planning may be most important for families with modest assets, as they can least afford to lose them. Let Osinga Law Offices help you with sound estate planning so your wishes will be carried out.