64% of Americans do not have a will. It may be wise to think about an estate planning attorney to help guide you. This is true regardless of your age, the value of your assets, or if you have children. Estate planning guarantees that your wishes are upheld after you pass on. The Berman Law Group understands the importance of the legal services we provide. Our attorneys can assist you with the documents that are necessary for your proceedings.
Estate planning ensures your family and your loved ones are protected. If you become incapacitated, your wishes will not be upheld unless you visit a lawyer. People who slip into a coma often do not have what they want explicitly spelled out. The Berman Law Group can help you.
Estate Planning Attorneys in all of Florida
A will is for protecting and distributing assets and funds as you see fit. Making statements to your family members is not enough. After you pass on, it is advisable to have a will which details your wants and needs precisely.
If you pass on without a will, the government will decide how to appropriate your assets. This is akin to leaving your assets to chance. You have worked hard to earn for your family throughout your life. In situations like this, many people want to be sure that their families are taken care of.
A death in the family can be a trying time. Effective estate planning can reduce family conflict during an emotionally charged period, decrease the tax burden, and help your beneficiaries avoid a costly and timely probate trial.
We understand that estate planning is a fluid process. Your circumstances change. So should your will. Divorces, marriages, births, and deaths mean that a will should be updated. The Berman Law Group can attend to your changing needs.
Due to the sophistication and prevalence of advanced medical technology, you may remain alive while you are not able to speak for yourself. No one ever knows when the worst might befall them. The Berman Law Group has experts who know how to draft and revise your living will to cater to your needs.
An advanced directive is a legally valid document which allows you to state what you want from medical treatments, and also allows you to select a person to make healthcare decisions for you. If you have any questions about this, please let us know. The lawyers of The Berman Law Group are available to help.
Power of attorney is very similar. When you cannot make financial decisions, the person with the power of attorney will make those financial decisions for you. If you do not choose someone to have the power of attorney, the court will appoint a guardian. The government does not always have your best interest at heart, and will not always select the person that you would otherwise pick. In addition, this process can be slow and time-consuming.
Having both of these documents clearly laid out is vital to having your wishes known and acted upon. The Berman Law Group will make sure that your documents are up to date and revised when needed. We can answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Special Needs Planning
The Berman Law Group can be your trust lawyers in Florida. When a member of your family has special needs, there is a great deal of responsibility when it comes to caring for him or her and meeting medical and financial needs. Trusts are designed to distribute money and assets to those who need it.
Having a plan in place for your family member with special needs is the best way to make certain that the medical, custodial and financial needs of your loved ones. Wills assign guardianship of someone with special needs. Not choosing a guardian or letting the state assign a guardian may create unnecessary conflict.
There are other considerations when discussing planning for people with special needs. People with special needs can receive government benefits, such as Social Security. These are often vital to their healthcare. If an individual is the beneficiary of a lump sum or receives valuable assets, then your assistance may be at risk. The Berman Law Group has the expertise to deal with these issues.
Benefits and Appeals
Unfortunately, not all wills and trusts are as solid as the ones we draft. When conflicts arise over who should be a beneficiary and how much they should receive, the attorneys of The Berman Law Group can help.
There may be loopholes or mistakes in the will. The Berman Law Group has experience with this field of law, and we can help you receive a fair amount. The death of a loved one often leads to a heightened sense of tension and the possibility of emotional conflict. Our law group can assist you.
Estate Planning Lawyers Based in Boca Raton
Call the Berman Law Group today at 1-800-375-5555 for your Free Consulation with our aggressive Estate Planning Attorneys. You may have a case.