Shortly after graduating from law school, I still recall the picture on the cover of a book depicting a person’s estate as a castle and then showing to the left and right incoming missiles headed towards it. The two missiles had the names of “TAXES” and “LAWSUITS” printed on them. This has stuck with me. I became keenly aware of the myriad of unique and conniving legal theories employed to gain access to one’s estate.
During my practice, I have become keenly aware of the tremendous delays, costs and attorney’s fees involved in probating one’s estate – something that can, in large measure be eliminated with a living trust. I often say to my clients:
“If you do not have a plan for your family, the government does!”
We all shake our head or laugh about the stories of the undeserving heirs who inherit from people who have done no estate planning, or the trust fund brats that got their hands on too much money at too early an age and lost all incentive to work or be a productive member of society. However, the cold hard fact of the matter is that every day 1,000s of these types of cases are clogging up our country’s probate courts.
This is why I am committed to assisting people like you prepare a cost effective living trust based estate plan to protect your loved ones. It is my hope that you will take care of your family and everything you have worked so hard to achieve by taking the necessary steps to legally protect your estate.