Estate Planning

Isn’t there anything else that we can do?  The answer is no.

When people die without estate plans, the cost and time that it takes to transfer their property to their loved can be high – very high – often causing their families to ask whether there’s anything else that they can do. Unfortunately, the answer is no: the person who died had his or her whole life to arrange his or her affairs. Now, it’s too late.

21stCentury Estate Planning

In the first part of the 20thcentury, estate planning was the process of transferring your property to your family upon your death, directing your property in the way that you wanted it to go while minimizing transfer (often known as probate) and estate taxes.

In the 21stcentury, estate planning is about more than transferring your property at death.  It’s about you, too.  As people live longer, longevity presents additional issues.  Making sure that you have legal documents in place to manage your property and address your end-of-life health care issues is very important.

Estate Planning Documents for Individuals

Fundamental estate planning documents for individuals start with these:

  1. Will
  2. Trust
  3. Durable Power of Attorney
  4. Advance Health Care Directive
  5. Authorizations to Release Private Health Information
  6. Guardianships for Minor Children

Business Owners: 5 Extra

Business owners have at least 5 extra documents and/or estate planning considerations:

Legal Documents

  1. Limited Durable Power of Attorney for Business Management
  2. Buy-Sell Agreement

Insurance Considerations

  1. Business Overhead Insurance
  2. Key Person Insurance
  3. Life and disability insurance to fund Buy-Sell Agreements as well as personal needs

Brian will work with you

Brian will work with you on your estate planning, advising you on all of these issues and crafting your documents.

CONTACT

310-617-8024 brian@briandennislaw.com
433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4416

  


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