Wills, Trust, Probates
Benjamin Franklin famously once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” At Alberts & Associates, we have found that Benjamin Franklin might well have been talking about estate planning. Proper estate planning prepares for death, so that when it happens the transition is as easy and painless as possible for the deceased’s loved ones. Proper estate planning allows you to determine whom cares for your children, and ensures they are provided for. Proper estate planning can save money, time, and prevent family disputes that can lead to severed relationships. Proper estate planning also ensures that your property passes to whom you want, how you want, and when you want.
Another consideration to consider for your estate is Medicaid, Medicaid pays almost the entire cost of nursing home care for those who qualify. Many families think their only option is to spend all of the family assets that were earned over a lifetime. Nursing homes can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $5,000 per month. That is $48,000 to $60,000 per year! Now imagine if nursing home care is needed for 10, 15, or 20 years. The costs can get astronomical very quickly. Our attorneys can help your family preserve assets for the next generation.
Alberts & Associates also realize that certain life changing events pop up without warning, and require immediate attention. At Alberts & Associates we can help you solve your problems when these events occur. We can help resolve legal issues when there has been a death in the family, help with the deceased’s probate or help the family handle administration of the deceased’s trust(s). We can also handle guardianships and adoptions.
Contact us today so we can help you prepare an estate plan that is right for you and your family.
Estate Planning Services:
• Powers of Attorney
• Estate and Gift Tax Planning
• Qualified Income Trust (Miller Trust)
• Caregiver Child Exception Planning
• Medicaid Applications and Appeals
To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 405 232-2444 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.