At Hagel Lawfirm, we specialize in helping people to plan their estates and resolve issues with disputed estate plans. After spending years as a financial planner, our lawyer, Dorothy Hagel, is prepared to help you avoid all of the common pitfalls in estate planning. With the guidance of an estate planning lawyer, you can rest assured that the wording of your will won't result in any future disputes or unintended tax obligations.
Many people begin planning their estate by filling out a generic form that doesn't take their unique circumstances into account. At our law office, we will take the time to ask you detailed questions so that we can gain a thorough understanding of your family's financial situation and the goals you hope to accomplish with your estate plan.
While holding your estate planning wishes in the forefront, we'll use our knowledge of estate tax laws to help you avoid passing along any unintended tax burdens or financial obligations to your heirs. For instance, we'll make sure that your estate plan does not cause any disabled heirs to become disqualified from receiving disability benefits. If you are the owner of a business, we are also prepared to help you create a solid plan for business succession as part of your estate plan.
In addition to estate planning guidance, we offer other legal services at our firm such as representation in elder abuse cases that are related to powers of attorney and trusts. We can also handle civil litigation that is sometimes related to estate planning. For more information on the legal services we offer at Hagel Lawfirm, visit our page on wills and estates.
Source: Hagel Lawfirm, "Wills and Estates Lawyer", November 20, 2014