Tailored Estate Planning Designed To Protect Your Estate And Future
While it may be emotional to plan for the future of your estate in the event of your death, it is a necessary step that everyone should take. Estate planning is a process through which you can ensure the security of your assets and property and protect your legacy for loved ones, heirs and beneficiaries.
When you need help with estate planning, turn to us at Radtke Law Offices, P.A., in Roseville. We provide comprehensive estate planning and probate services to clients throughout the Twin Cities, including Ramsey County, Blaine and Anoka County. These services are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals in the outcome of the process. Founding attorney and lifelong Minnesotan Stephen P. Radtke has more than 20 years of legal experience that he puts to work for you.
Wills And Trusts
There are many different tools that can be used to plan for the future of your estate. Two of these tools are wills and trusts, described below:
- Wills: A will is a document in which all of your wishes for the distribution of your estate can be included. This can be a broad direction or very specific, down to individual pieces of personal property. A will can also direct guardianship issues in the event that children are to be cared for after your death.
- Trusts: There is a wide variety of trusts that can be used to protect assets and property while you are alive and after death. This can include irrevocable trusts (which cannot be changed after creation), revocable trusts (which can be amended), life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, charitable trusts and more. You do not have to have a high-asset estate to benefit from the use of a trust.
We also can assist with the designation of powers of attorney for finances, which allows someone else to make financial decisions for you in the event that you are unable to do so.
Advanced Health Care Directives
An advanced health care directive is a document in which you specifically list out your wishes and needs for health care in case you are incapacitated or unable to otherwise communicate your wishes yourself. This directive is the combination of what used to be called a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care, as you can also appoint someone in your health care directive who can make medical decisions on your behalf. Without an advanced health care directive, your wishes and your loved ones may not be considered by medical personnel.