Estate Planning Attorney - Tom SheaLake Charles, LA
Estate planning is an excellent way for you to ensure that your estate and assets are managed and dispersed according to your wishes after your death. Unlike a simple will, an estate planning program can help avoid a complicated succession after your death – which means that your estate will not be tied up in heated court proceedings and arguments between family members. Just as importantly, estate planning will minimize taxes and keep the government, IRS and courts from meddling in your estate. By minimizing your taxes, you will be able to pass more assets to your family.
You can trust family law attorney Tom Shea to work closely with you to develop a program that will ensure that your assets are handled according to your wishes after your death.
In addition to ensuring that your assets are handled according to your wishes after your death, estate planning can safeguard you in the event that you become incapacitated and are unable to handle your financial and legal affairs while still alive. It can also include provisions for establishing a guardian for living dependents, naming an executor of your estate, ensuring that your life insurance and retirement plans stay up to date and much more.
Essentially, it will make things easier for your family and loved ones while also giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your estate and legal affairs will be handled according to your wishes.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to discuss developing an estate planning program – and let Tom Shea Family Law take care of your legal needs.