Wills, Trust and Estates
We all too often put off planning for the future. Then, suddenly, the future is now. Wise financial and legal planning is more important than ever these days for individuals and families, as well. Increasingly complex family relationships, a diverse and confusing investing environment, obscure tax rules and loopholes, and the increasing pace of change itself make such planning difficult—but more critical—than ever. We can explain what you can and cannot do to plan for the future by making a will, creating a trust, or providing for an advance medical directive (sometimes called a ” living will”) or a durable power of attorney. Rich Rosenthal attorneys also assist in the administration of estates and in resolving disputes involving estates and property. If you do not make your own will, the laws of “intestate succession” will determine the disposition of your estate. This is your “will by default”. These standardized, “cookie-cutter” provisions might be all right for some, but for most people, especially those with children or other family obligations, more individualized planning almost always makes sense. We can help you do that, and, where appropriate, seek to avoid or reduce unnecessary time and costs of administration as well as the big bite of federal and state estate taxes.
Rich Rosenthal is committed to giving personalized attention to its estate planning clients. If you are like most of us, you need help with some of these issues or others like them. Just as in medicine, an ounce of legal prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Rich Rosenthal, we offer personal legal checkups. We’ll answer your questions and explore whether you are adequately protected.