North Kingstown Estate Planning Lawyers
Many people put off talking to an estate planning lawyer until they are in their later years, but even young people, and certainly young families, can benefit from some of the tools used in estate planning.
What kind of medical treatment or end-of-life care would you want if you were disabled in an accident or diagnosed with a serious illness? How would you want your family to be cared for financially? Who would you trust to be a guardian for your children? These are decisions you can – and should – make today, while you are healthy and competent.
At Sullivan & Sullivan, our estate planning lawyers work to ensure your wishes are carried out and your family is protected with estate planning documents such as:
- Wills and trusts, including special needs trusts , revocable and irrevocable trusts.
- Living wills and advance directives to tell your loved ones what kind of medical care you want to receive
- Healthcare powers of attorney to give a person of your choice the authority to make medical decisions on your behalf
- Financial durable powers of attorney to allow an individual of your choice to handle your financial affairs if you are not competent to do so
- Business succession plans .
Estate planning does not need to be time consuming. At your initial consultation we discuss your goals and the tools available to meet those goals. We will typically send documents for your review in advance of our next meeting. Our second meeting will be a presentation of your planning documents, ready for your signature.
Be sure to review your estate plan every few years or whenever you have had a material change in family or financial circumstances. We can help you revise your plan to meet your current needs.
We Help You Implement Your Plan
Every estate plan looks good on paper, but when it's time to put the plan into effect, will it do the job?
At Sullivan & Sullivan, we coordinate the plan with all the required documents to ensure it's actually done and done right. Were names changed on the insurance beneficiary forms? Did the title to a property get changed to list the trust? Our thoroughness ensures that when your plan is needed, it will work as intended.
We can assist you with the administrating an estate through the probate process if necessary. We can also assit with the adminstration of a trust, preparation of estate tax returns and other administrative duties associated with an estate.
When you need skillful legal help, call the Rhode Island estate planning attorneys at Sullivan & Sullivan, (401) 294-9556, or contact us online.