Estate Planning

Helping you preserve your assets, take care of your parents, defend the elderly
and disabled, their families and their property.

Estate Planning

You have worked hard all your life to accumulate personal assets, and the team at Geisler Patterson Law wants to ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family – at the right time and in the manner you desire – rather than have your hard-earned assets consumed by estate taxes, creditors, predators, and probate expenses.

Estate planning is complex, varied, and multi-dimensional, and must be sensitively designed to achieve a variety of objectives, including, but not limited to:
  • Preserving wealth
  • Asset protection
  • Avoiding probate
  • Eliminating or reducing estate taxes
  • Preventing the erosion of retirement distribution accounts to estate and income taxes
  • Protecting against the potential costs of long-term care
  • Asset management in the event of illness or incapacity

Are Estate Planning Services Right For You?

“Estate planning” may seem like an abstract concept, but it’s an important legal step to take if you want to:
  • Control your property while you are alive
  • Take care of yourself and your loved ones if you become disabled
  • Give what you have to whom you want, the way you want, when you want
  • Save every last tax dollar
  • Avoid every professional fee and court cost legally possible
Comprehensive estate planning includes financial planning and can help you live your life the way you want, as well as ensure that your wishes are upheld even after you may not be able to express them yourself.
Martha Patterson believes that estate planning includes planning not only for what happens if you die, but also what happens if you end up living with dementia, disability, or disease. Furthermore, estate planning should consider those left behind and create contingencies to ensure that your loved ones are protected from creditors, predators, court costs, and divorce. Your estate planning should include details for what happens if your spouse remarries, and your plan should be carefully crafted to ensure that, if you have a child with special needs or special challenges, that child does not lose access to the public benefits they are entitled to.
An estate plan should include a will, trust, details on the power of attorney, and an advance healthcare directive. A dedicated estate planning attorney like Martha Patterson can help you determine all the details and craft the legal documents that will make your directions a reality. Don’t let hesitation or ignorance dictate what happens to you or your loved ones in the years to come — call Geisler Patterson Law today for a free 30-minute phone consultation!

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Estate Planning

One thing you can count on is that nothing is certain. Did you know that without simple documents in place to protect you and your family in the event of the unexpected, decisions will be made for you? If you die without a Will, the State has a plan for you.

More often than not, the State’s plan does not match the decisions you would make, if you take the time to do some simple planning.

When you reach the age of 18 you are an adult and as such must make your own legal and medical decisions. Your parents no longer can act for you. Once you are over 18 you need legal documents and have that clearly detail your wishes. Once you are over 18 should illness or accident befall you, state law assumes you deliberately chose not to have your wishes made clear.

What does this mean? Without simple powers of attorney – for your health and finances – decisions for your well-being, perhaps your very life, are made by the state, not by the people who love you and have your best interests at heart. The state is required to make decisions for you, potentially leaving those you care about locked out in the cold with no recourse.

Most of us would prefer not to think about getting sick, or losing the ability to pay our own bills. No one wants to talk about what happens if you have a stroke or when your memory totally fails. It’s a conversation everyone avoids.

If you haven’t met with an attorney to prepare the legal documents you need to make sure someone can make medical and financial decisions then you’re not prepared, that you haven’t got your ducks in a row. It’s unsettling at best and very dangerous at worst.

Getting key documents in place will give you tremendous peace of mind. You’ll rest easier knowing you’ve taken care of yourself and those you love. And it will save you – or someone else – from regretting that you neglected to prepare for a crisis. Don’t waste another minute. Be safe, be prepared, be protected. Remember, you must make the decision – or someone may just make it for you.

Getting Your ‘Ducks in a Row’ is Simpler and Easier than You Think…
Call our office at (855)993-5337 or complete our online form for a free consultation Free Consultation Request form to learn how you can protect yourself and your family in the event of the unthinkable. Our no-pressure compassionate style will put you at ease, and you’ll learn exactly what you need to have in place and why. You’ll be glad you called.

There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re prepared – for whatever comes your way. Act Today.