Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyer Helps Clients Plan for the Future
Established Trumbull law firm offers legacy planning guidance
The future may be uncertain, but you can prepare for it with help from an experienced estate planning attorney. The firm of Steiber & Schopick in Trumbull, Connecticut offers comprehensive guidance to individuals seeking to prepare for their future medical care or to determine how their property will be managed after they die. We can assist you in creating a last will and testament, trusts, advance directives and powers of attorney. We also provide thorough guidance for executors in probate matters.
Experienced attorney assists clients in drafting effective wills
One of the foundational components of estate planning is a last will and testament, by which you can direct the disposition and management of your assets and designate guardians or conservators for children and other loved ones needing care or protection. A will also appoints an executor, who is in charge of proving the will in court and carrying out its instructions.
We listen carefully to your concerns and wishes in order to draft a will best calculated to achieve your objectives, including asset protection and charitable donation. We make sure your will is precise in its terms, covers all contingencies and is properly executed according to Connecticut law.
We can also make will revisions necessitated by changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children and general preferences about your estate.
Respected law firm devises estate planning strategies using trusts
Steiber & Schopick assists clients with comprehensive planning methods designed to minimize estate taxes and maximize distributions to beneficiaries. This includes use of trusts, which allow property to be put to specific uses and to be shielded from creditors, taxes and other liabilities of the person creating it. Among other purposes, a trust can be used to finance your medical care late in life.
A trust created during your lifetime — known as a living trust — allows you to retain use and enjoyment of property while you live and transfer it to a trustee or to beneficiaries upon your death. This avoids the time-consuming and sometimes contentious probate process that controls property passed under a will. A living trust can be made revocable (changeable) or irrevocable (permanent) depending on your strategic objectives.
Knowledgeable lawyer advises on advance directives and powers of attorney
We can assist you with execution of an advance directive, sometimes known as a living will, which lets you specify your healthcare preferences in the event you are physically or mentally unable to communicate them. An advance directive can appoint a proxy to make decisions about continuation or termination of life support in extreme circumstances. We also assist in drafting durable powers of attorney to assure the management of your financial affairs if you become incapacitated.
Contact an experienced Connecticut law firm for a free consultation
At Steiber & Schopick in Trumbull, Connecticut, we provide comprehensive estate planning services to clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. To arrange a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 203-445-6691.