At Cook & Watkins, PLC, our attorneys understand the reluctance shown by many of our clients to create an estate plan. It requires a client to do a very difficult thing at the outset: contemplating their own mortality (as well as their own possible future disability).
However, we often do difficult things for those we love, and estate planning should be one of those things. We all want to make life more comfortable for the loved ones we leave behind, and it is never too soon to start planning to do so. In fact, the sooner you start planning, the more options will be open to you.
Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys
We have valuable experience and training in the following estate planning activities:
Drafting simple and complex wills
Drafting and administering trusts (revocable and irrevocable)
Drafting durable powers of attorney, living wills, and other disability-plan documents for clients and their children, parents, and other family members
Advising on methods to minimize estate and capital gains tax consequences
Advising on methods to minimize inheritance tax consequences
Advising on lifetime giving
Advising on delegating authority in the event of incapacity or terminal illness
Business succession planning LINK HERE
Seeking guardianship or conservatorship of a loved one LINK HERE AND IN ELDER CARE
Advising on how to provide for family members with special needs
Protecting your assets should you be forced to go into a nursing home or other long-term care facility
Updating an estate plan at appropriate times LINK HERE
Making The Best Decisions For Your Situation
We take the time to get to know our clients so that we have a comprehensive understanding of their needs. From simple to complex estates, our experienced lawyers can walk you through the process to ensure that your property, assets and business are handled in the way you choose.
We appreciate that you have worked hard to get where you are, and you deserve to have control over assets. Some of the ways we can assist you include:
We can help determine an accurate estimate of the value of your business by utilizing our resources and experts in the area.
Business succession planning:
Making plans for the future of your business often eliminates tension or disputes with partners or ensure that your business assets aren’t tied up in probate court. It can also help protect the financial interests of the owner by maximizing returns. LINK HERE
In a last will and testament, you can name a guardian for minor children, implement a simple or complex estate plan, or just pour over your probate assets, if any, to your trust.
There are many trust options available that can help protect your assets from becoming entangled in a lengthy and costly probate process (especially in other states) while allowing you access to them as well. LINK HERE
Our compassionate, experienced attorneys sincerely care about our clients and their loved ones. We can help you establish long-term care planning strategies that suit your needs and will take all the necessary steps to protect your family, no matter what the situation entails. Don’t leave your future to chance—talk with an experienced elder law attorney to plan for tomorrow today.
When You Are Ready To Make Plans, We Can Help
We strive to build long-term relationships with our Kentucky clients. The better we know you, the better we can help you make the decisions that are best for you and your loved ones. We are focused on the details so you can trust that everything is taken care of in the way you would want.