No matter how young or old you are, or whether or not you have health issues, it is a good idea to have an estate plan in place. Even if you do not have substantial assets to pass on after your death, an estate plan will help your loved ones navigate your end-of-life care and final wishes. You may not want extensive medical interventions, such as a tracheotomy and life support. You may not want an expensive funeral and wish to be cremated. These decisions may be difficult to talk about with your family members. Speaking with an estate planning attorney at Beltz & Beltz can give you peace of mind on approaching these difficult topics.
Additionally, there are estate planning documents that can help protect your loved ones from debt collectors after your passing. If you are concerned about your loved ones being on the hook for unpaid debts or worried that your assets may go to pay bills after your death, you should work with an estate planning attorney at Beltz & Beltz to protect the wealth you’d like to pass on to your loved ones. Setting up a Living Trust is one way to protect your assets and avoid the lengthy probate process. Probate is the administration of your assets after your passing and requires court oversight. The probate process can take up to eighteen months and your loved one would have to pay legal fees and court costs. The cost of setting up a trust is far less expensive than filing a probate matter.
Beltz & Beltz offers affordable estate planning to help families protect their loved ones and their assets. The estate planning attorneys at Beltz & Beltz help Floridians establish the correct documentation to ensure their end-of-life wishes are carried out how they see fit. Our professional estate planning attorneys will provide legal assistance with planning for long-term care, health crisis decisions, and more.
If you are ready to get started on your estate plan, contact the experienced attorneys at Beltz & Beltz.