Death and taxes are often said to be the two great certainties in the world, but they’re also two things we least like to think about. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to shelter your family and loved ones from stressful tax issues upon your passing.
As experienced and knowledgeable business and estate planning attorneys, the Dozier Miller team is constantly monitoring tax laws, and we’re excellent stewards of our clients’ resources, protecting them as our own.
We’ll help you navigate the federal and state tax laws that will affect your loved ones and estate. By taking an in-depth look at your assets and liabilities, we can identify which taxes and exemptions will apply to your estate and develop a plan for handling them when the time comes.
If you haven’t expressed your wishes for the distribution of your property ahead of time, the state courts will be in charge of determining how to split up your estate. By creating a will, you can make the process smoother for your loved ones and give yourself peace of mind that your wishes are carried out.
While a will is a good estate planning tool, and probably the one the general public is most familiar with, it may not necessarily be the best option for you. Depending on your situation, a trust may be a better fit for your goals.
A health care power of attorney allows you to select an “agent” to make decisions about your health care if you can no longer speak for yourself. Your agent should be someone you trust with making important, sometimes life-or-death, decisions for you.
In the event you lose the ability to make health care decisions for yourself, how do you make sure your wishes are known and honored? Through advance directives, you can outline the types of medical treatments you do and do not want.
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