Estate Planning for Every Stage of Life
The 'Basics'. When a child turns 18, parents are often surprised to learn that they can no longer legally act in a parental role when it comes to decision-making for their newly-adult children, even in an emergency. For these reasons we recommend establishing a basic estate plan before leaving the nest.
Busy young families with minor children know that they need a will to name a guardian for their kids and 'whatever other documents' they can put together to protect the estates they have started to build for these minor children. Often the biggest hurdle for our growing family clients are their busy schedules, trepidation about talking about difficult topics and cost. At GPG, we pride ourselves on streamlining, simplifying and taking the anxiety out of the process.
Often the "second look" at the estate plan you created when your children were young, planning for our empty nester clients often includes "growing up" your estate plan. This process may include renaming fiduciaries on your existing documents, considering income and estate tax implications and beginning to discuss include long-term care planning tools.
Seniors are our bread and butter. We are elder law attorneys first and estate planning attorneys second. Our approach for our senior clients is gentle, patient and comprehensive. We take great pride in listening to our clients' goals and crafting a plan that meets those needs. Most of all, we take our time with our seniors in an effort to make sure that they and their trusted family members are all on the same page.