The Law Office of Laura Anderson offers a variety of Estate Planning services. These services include wills, trusts, and other related documents. I first help my clients identify their assets and clarify their goals. Together we formulate an estate plan that protects and preserves these assets to the fullest extent possible and achieves the client's goals in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Each individual or family situation is unique. There is no such thing as a "one-size-fits all" will or trust. I will listen to you first and thoroughly review your family and financial circumstances in an effort to prepare the best plan for your personal needs. The estate plans that I prepare are designed to address and prepare for a range of life events and usually include the following:
* Trust (for children, grandchildren, or other named beneficiaries)
* Durable Power of Attorney (for financial affairs)
* Medical Power of Attorney
* Advanced Directive to Physicians (Living Will)
* Declaration of Guardian (for minor children or incapacitated adult)
In many instances, a basic estate plan will serve the client's needs. In other cases, a more complex plan that incorporates tax planning strategies will be required. However, every individual or family should have a plan in place. Estate planning helps ensure that your personal wishes are taken into account regarding your assets and descendants in the event of your death or incapacity. Peace of mind comes with protecting your legacy and your loved ones.
I advise individuals and companies with regard to a variety of business matters. Services in this area include entity formation, organization, governance, and maintenance, as well as review and preparation of agreements and a wide range of other documents.