Estate Planning & Probate
At CAFFERKY | RUSSO Law, we welcome the opportunity to help you understand your estate planning or probate situation. We're here to tailor a plan to your vision.
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About Estate Planning
Clear estate planning is a gift for those you leave behind – a chance to solve or even prevent problems. Count on CAFFERKY | RUSSO to:
- Talk you out of expensive or unnecessary actions
- Educate you about your current situation
- Tailor a plan to fit your needs and goals
Planning in advance for your family and loved ones can help them avoid unnecessary problems that complicate and delay their ability to receive benefits – and sometimes even protections they are entitled to.
Why hire a lawyer for Estate Planning?
Professional estate planning ensures that the property you worked hard to acquire will go to whom you wish, in the manner and percentages you wish, instead of according to the default rules as set by the state lawmakers. Getting legal advice for estate planning can actually reduce or avoid expenses that deplete the value of the estate you pass on to your heirs.
There are several ways to accomplish your objectives based on your unique circumstances. Wills, a variety of trusts, different forms of property ownership, and insurance are just a few of the many tools to be weighed in discussion with your attorney. Additional tools are available if an intended beneficiary is currently, or expected to be, receiving Federal Benefits for a disability.
But is Estate Planning for me?
CAFFERKY | RUSSO offers a wide range of estate plan packages to meet your needs at every stage of life – from young couples primarily concerned with naming caretakers for their minor children, to established individuals considering Medicaid or Tax Planning.
Estate Planning packages include documents associated with end-of-life health and disability planning. Specifically, the Power of Attorney and Advance Directive pertain to what will happen to you and your affairs if you are incapacitated but not deceased. The Power of Attorney is a very powerful document, which applies to your financial affairs, living needs and personal needs as well as some medical decisions. The Advance Directive is a detailed document addressing your medical decisions. It allows you to appoint a decision-maker and give that person specific directions as to your care.
Bonnie is a great communicator with a friendly, comforting style. She made a difficult and challenging time so much easier. I feel so lucky to have found her!
Bonnie, thank you so much for getting us through the process of putting together our trust, along with the legal advice here and there on other topics like my Aunt’s estate or my private practice. I know you are sincerely alway willing to help which makes it easier to reach out and ask.
Organizing Your Estate Made Easy
Get Our Free Estate Planning Guide!
Get the most out of your time with Bonnie by filling out our simple estate plan organizer. Complete it and you'll have all the information Bonnie needs to advise you. You can count on Bonnie to guide you and protect your estate.
Download our Estate Plan Organizer (PDF).
Quality Estate Planning & Probate Services at Fair Rates
Bonnie offers packages, à la carte legal services and hourly rates. Many services are offered on a flat-fee basis to ensure you get all of your questions answered without the pressure a a ticking clock.
Give a call. Talk with Bonnie. And then choose the fee structure that best fits your needs.
Estate Planning & Probate Packages
- Review of prior documents
- Living will
- Advance directive
- Power of attorney
- Basic Package +
- Testamentary trust
- Basic Package +
- Revocable living trust or
- Coordination with internal business documents
- Full Package +
- Supplemental needs issues
- Tax planning and/or
- Interests in multiple closely held businesses
À la Carte
- Supplemental or Special Needs Trust (SNT) – $2,500-$4,000
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) – $2,500-$4,000
- Managed annual notices – $500 annually
- Document review – $325 / hr
- Consultation – $325 / hr
- Trust funding – $125 / hr
- $325 / hr plus filing fees, as approved by the court
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