We do not like thinking about our own demise, leaving life and our families behind. So many people do not have a Will or a trust. Estate planning is not scary or expensive. Many people think estate planning is about assets and money. While protecting property and avoiding unintended results are a big part of the process, that’s not what most clients talk about when they come to our office.
They talk about taking care of their children and grandchildren, or their daughter whose children need a college fund, a son-in-law they don’t fully trust, or protecting an inheritance for children of a prior marriage, or their special needs child who will need help after they pass away.
Estate planning is primarily about family and relationships, not money. It’s about planning for changes that life brings: changes that will take place within your family in future years; changes to your financial situation and physical health; changes to the law itself; all of which must be addressed when they occur for your plan to accomplish its goals and continue to protect you and your family.
We use a wide range of strategies and tools in designing and implementing the estate plan that is right for you. These can include all of the following, or just some of them, depending on your particular needs:
Powers of Attorney
Health Health Care Directives
Planning to Protect Money from Estate Taxes
Business Succession Planning
Working with an attorney with extensive experience in this field, like Norbert U. Frost, will help make sure that you have a plan that is crafted specifically for your family and your wishes.
Our goal is to provide you and your family with peace of mind, knowing you have carefully thought over your desires and goals and worked with us to create an estate plan to fit your needs. By creating a relationship with our firm as your trusted advisor, someone who can be your family’s personal lawyer, you can take great comfort in knowing you have the very best strategies in place to protect your loved ones, and that you have access to the advice of a counselor who can provide assistance to you during your lifetime and to your family when you’re gone.
We are here to help you. Call us at 707-553-7356 or fill out the form on our Contact page to schedule your consultation.