Estate Planning Services

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in incapacity.

A proper estate plan will protect your loved ones from having to deal with the troubles and costs involved with probate court. In addition to saving time and money a properly established plan will provide clear and concise directions when you have passed.

An estate plan should also protect you while living. By including Durable Powers of Attorney, your directives will be understood should you become incapacitated. Our Firm conducts a detailed needs analysis with every potential client and tailors planning documents to suit their needs. Our firm can assist you with the following::

  • Simple wills
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Charitable giving
  • Intergenerational trusts such as cabin trusts
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Advanced health care directives
  • Directives for disposition of final remains

The Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen can guide you through the complex world of estate planning so that you can sleep well at night knowing that you and your family are protected. We understand that each client’s concerns are unique, and we create plans to give our clients the comfort of knowing that their loved ones will be prepared to respond decisively when the need arises. That level of comfort exists not just because of our technical ability, but also because of our superior and acute listening skills. A commitment to that process allows us to understand what it is you need and how best to give that to you.

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