Minneapolis Estate Planning Law Office
Many people think that having a legal will is sufficient planning for the future. But proper estate planning can achieve many more goals than simply distributing your property to your heirs through probate.
There are a wide range of estate planning documents and tools that can be used to safeguard your assets today and to ensure that your wishes and values are honored during times of illness, and after you have passed on. A properly conceived estate plan can:
- Shelter your estate from excess taxation now and after your death
- Ensure that your wishes are followed during emergency or end-of-life medical decisions
- Give a trusted person decision-making power to handle your finances or make medical decisions on your behalf, if you are unable to do so
- Ensure that the beneficiaries you name receive the benefit of your hard-earned property after you are gone
- Allow you to name a caretaker for your children in the event you die before they reach adulthood
- Provide a legal framework for moving on with your life if your spouse passes on before you.
For more than 30 years, Twin Cities estate planning lawyer Jonathan Burris has been helping clients protect their loved ones from financial hardship, preserve family wealth, and safeguard their values through appropriate estate planning. We invite you to contact our Minneapolis law office to schedule a no charge initial consultation to learn more.
We can assist you with experienced legal service preparing:
- Deeds and contracts to transfer real estate
- Living wills and advance health care directives to let your loved ones know your wishes regarding end-of-life or emergency medical care
- Trusts to transfer property and assets, with the added benefit of a tax shelter as well as trustee oversight on how trust monies will be used to benefit your heirs
- Living trusts
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts
- ILIT (irrevocable life insurance trusts)
- Special needs trusts
- Educational trusts
- Certificates of Trust and Affidavits of Trustee
- Ante-Nuptial (a/k/a “Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial) Agreements (which allow you legally and difinitively establish your rights in property prior to your marriage)
Contact our Minneapolis law office to schedule a no-charge consultation to discuss ways to plan for loved ones’ future protection, make plans for your own care, or to leave a legacy.