Estate planning

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What Is Estate Planning?

At its core, estate planning means taking action to ensure that your assets and personal affairs are structured in such a way that your important wishes are followed when you pass away (or if you become unable to handle your personal affairs because of a significant injury or illness). Estate planning involves reviewing your circumstances, clarifying your wishes, and making important decisions. Every adult should have an estate plan.

Common goals of estate planning include ensuring your assets (including sentimental personal property) are distributed per your wishes after your death, providing for the care and security of minor or disabled children, keeping your financial and personal affairs private, avoiding the cost and hassle of court involvement, and paying less in taxes, among other things.

Estate planning typically includes making a will, setting up a trust, creating power of attorney documents, and establishing an advance healthcare directive.

While estate planning can seem intimidating, it doesn't have to be. At Wayfinder Law, we will answer your questions, provide clear guidance, and give step-by-step directions to ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

The result of estate planning is peace of mind for you and your family. Get started today.

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

Who should have an estate plan? EVERYONE. Estate planning is not just for wealthy people; it's for people who care about making sure their most important wishes concerning their loved ones, their personal affairs, and their financial affairs are followed if they become incapacitated and after they die.

How Do I Get Started?

You need an estate plan that is tailored to your specific wishes and circumstances. Getting such an estate plan can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. When you work with Wayfinder Law, you get an experienced estate planning attorney who will listen to your wishes, explain the options available to you, provide reasoned recommendations, and prepare all of the legal documents necessary to meet your needs.

The fastest way to get started on accomplishing your estate planning needs is to contact us for a free consultation, which can occur by phone, video conference, or in person. We can discuss your wishes, explain the process from start to finish, and answer any questions you might have.

Estate Planning Can Ensure That:

While You Are Living...

  • Your Medical Care & End of Life Decisions Are Respected Should You Become Disabled
  • Your Personal Finances Are Properly Handled If You Become Disabled
  • Your Property Is Protected from Judgments

After Your Passing...

  • Your Money & Other Property Are Distributed Per Your Wishes, Not State Law
  • Your Family & Loved Ones, Including Those With Special Needs, Are Cared & Provided For
  • Your Estate Pays No – Or Minimal – Estate Taxes
  • The Content Of Your Estate Stays Private
  • Your Property Is Not Tied Up In Court For Years Or Subject To Attorney Fees & Court Costs
  • Your Favorite Causes & Charities Are Supported
  • Your Business Continues Operating
  • Your Pets Are Looked After
  • Your Family Doesn’t Have To Deal With Legal Headaches While Mourning You

What Our Clients Say

"Overall great experience... Their level of service was top notch (including outside of normal business bours)."
John R.
"I wholeheartedly recommend Wayfinder Law! Joe has ... depth of knowledge, an approachable demeanor, and unwavering patience."
Suruda N.
"They walked us through our options and helped guide us to make sure we made the best decisions for our situation."
Lisa S.
"We were very happy with our experience. Joe was very thorough and explained everything very clearly."
Nikhil D.
"Everyone involved was very prompt and professional. I will always visit this law firm when in need. Excellent service!"
Kevin K.
"Highly recommend working with Wayfinder Law!  Joe was extremely knowledgeable and personable."
James S.
"He’s personable gentleman with a humble caring spirit. I felt heard, understood and compassion."
Janice M.
"Thank you for your quick response to my situation and for directing me in the right path to take."
Frank J.
"It was a success! Thanks, Joe. Whenever I called he returned my calls in a very reasonable time frame."
Ken B.

Not Having An Estate Plan Is Fine - Until It's Not...

Putting off getting an estate plan is very common - after all, most people don't expect that they are going to die or become incapacitated in the near future. While you might be fine without an estate plan as long as you don't die or become incapacitated, unfortunately (and somewhat terrifyingly), dying, being seriously injured, or suffering a terrible medical emergency can happen to anyone on any given day.

If something terrible happens to you and you don't have a proper estate plan in place, your family and loved ones will not only suffer sadness and grief, but they also will be left with a mess of confusion, uncertainty, complexity, and stress. It's just not worth rolling the dice - get started on your estate plan now...

Working With Us Is Easy.

  • Free, Confidential Consultations
  • Straightforward, No Surprise Fees
  • 5-Star Reviewed
  • Explanations In Plain English
  • In Person, Video, Or Phone Conferences
  • Client Satisfaction Promise
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  • We Follow The Golden Rule

Are We a Match?

Wayfinder Law is not for everyone. While we work hard to make our clients’ experiences as seamless, efficient, and satisfying as possible, clients need to be motivated and involved in the process. So that we can provide all of our clients with the best possible service and outcome, we only work with people who:
  • Truly care about achieving their legal goals
  • Tell the truth and expect the truth from us
  • Treat others with respect
  • Understand that they have an active role in achieving their legal goals
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