Estate planning is usually not something that anyone jumps out of bed in the morning to tackle. At its most basic, it covers what happens to your property at your death, and how your end-of-life financial and medical needs are handled. But estate planning also covers a number of other areas that are relevant during the rest of your life and that can add tremendous value to you and your family.
Some of these areas have to do with gifting of assets during your lifetime and other tax-efficiency strategies to help you make a difference with your money for those around you. This might include charitable gifts, providing money for family members to purchase a home, or minimizing the risk of losing your assets if you were to lose a lawsuit. Estate planning is really about making sure that the financial resources that you worked hard for are going to be used for the things and people that are most important to you.
We are not attorneys, but we work in concert with some great estate planning firms to make sure that your plan is built and implemented in just the way you want.