Preserve Your Family’s Wealth for the Next Generation
Whether you’re planning how to pay for your future medical care, or planning for the support of loved ones upon your death, Lanners & Olson, P.A. can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:
Advance directives (living wills)
Estate tax issues
Choosing the appropriate executor
Guardianships and conservatorships
Estate planning documents can be tailored to fit your unique needs. Lanners & Olson, P.A. works closely with you to determine your goals and create precise legal documents designed to carry out your intentions.
Securing Your Legacy
You’ve worked hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you great comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Appointment of Guardians
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. Naming a guardian may be especially important if you are a single parent, but even married couples must consider the remote possibility of perishing in an accident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint one. You may not have agreed with that choice You can also make arrangements for your pets’ care in your will, even naming a guardian to assume ownership.
Draft Your Health Care Directive, Last Will & Testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your health care directive (or living will) sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft a valid Will for both you and your partner/spouse. One that ensures your intentions are honored.
Changing Your Will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You should update your will periodically throughout your life. Our attorneys can easily re-draft your prior Will, addressing changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
“When I first met with David Olson to prepare wills in 2006, I didn’t know that I was meeting an attorney who would become an invaluable source of wisdom and support through some of the most difficult years of my life.
A few years later, I found myself in financial difficulty and an unraveling marriage, and I needed help. I called Mr. Olson, and he helped me negotiate a quick, fair divorce agreement. At the same time, he walked me through my bankruptcy options and assisted me in filing a chapter 13 case. Navigating these complex legal issues without a knowledgeable and experienced attorney would have been overwhelming, but with Mr. Olson’s help, I had clear direction every step of the way.
During the five years of my bankruptcy plan, Mr. Olson was always quick to assist me with my questions, creditor issues, and anything else that came up. When I began the process of opening my own business, I went straight to Mr. Olson to review my business documents. I’ve recently made the final payment in my bankruptcy plan, and I couldn’t have done it without Dave’s help! (He has saved my life more than once). I couldn’t be more grateful for all he has done.
I would absolutely recommend David Olson’s services for family issues, bankruptcy, and wills.”
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