Minnetonka Estate Planning Attorney
Personalized Estate Planning to Protect Your Family
Are you considering creating a will or are curious about what an Advanced Healthcare Directive can do? Guttman Law, PLLC can help you! We tailor estate planning solutions to each of our client’s short-term and long-term goals in Minnetonka, MN, and its surrounding areas. Protecting your assets and your loved ones is our priority. Our lawyers combine extensive and up-to-date knowledge of succession regulations to help you have peace of mind now and in the future.
Empowering you to make informed decisions for the organization of your property and your future care is why we provide various educational resources on our website. We invite you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page and download our free estate planning guidebook. Our attorneys are also available to address any questions or concerns you may have about your estate planning options.
When you trust us with your estate planning, you can expect honest and open communication throughout the process whether you are brand new to estate planning or are looking to modify any existing will or other documents.
Do you need professional estate planning services in Minnetonka, MN? Call Guttman Law, PLLC today at (612) 324-4055 or use our online formto schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Is Estate Planning Necessary in Minnesota?
If like a lot of people, you think of estate planning as requiring extensive wealth or as something you only need to address in your senior years, we are happy to walk you through the many benefits of having a will and other legally binding documents once you are of legal age.
Estate planning is not simply organizing the distribution of your assets once you pass away, but it can also help you make preemptive decisions for medical care and financial matters in case you ever become incapacitated. It also helps you plan for your quality of life in your elder years.
The more prepared you are, the easier it can be for you and your loved ones. At Guttman Law, PLLC, we can help you create, amend, or revoke estate planning documents. If you are not familiar with how estate planning works, we are happy to educate you and find a solution that meets your needs.
We usually recommend that you reassess your documents every few years and/or when your experience a significant life change such as having a child. Our team brings their in-depth knowledge of all estate planning and inheritance laws to make sure your documents comply with all requirements.
Estate Planning Services Tailored to Your Needs
A core element of estate planning is drafting a will. If you have not created one before or are looking to amend yours, our lawyers can help you. A will is a versatile document that can address a wide range of succession matters from naming a legal guardian for minor children to planning the distribution of your assets. You can also appoint a representative to take care of your succession in your will.
Another common estate planning option is a trust. Different types exist and we can discuss which one(s) may be a useful fit for your specific situation. A trust generally gives you more privacy and flexibility, and it also avoids probate.
A Supplemental Need or Special Need Trust can make a positive difference for a loved one with a mental or physical disability. You can set up this kind of trust to continue supporting them financially even after you pass away. These trusts are designed not to disqualify your family member from receiving helpful benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid programs.
Do you own a cabin where you and your family enjoy spending time together? We offer cabin planning services to help you organize the following:
- Ground rules
- Maintenance and repair expenses
- Property management
- Property use
- Transfer of ownership
Legal counsel and representation during the probate process can help you navigate it more efficiently and with reduced stress. When someone passes away, their estate typically has to go through the court-managed process known as probate. Guttman Law, PLLC can support you during these challenging times no matter whether your loved one left detailed and legally binding documents to organize their succession or died intestate. In the case of intestacy succession, our lawyers can walk you through your
Organize Your Future Medical Care and Finances in Minnetonka
Our estate planning services include Advanced Healthcare Directives and HIPAA authorizations. An Advanced Healthcare Directive lets you name preferred doctors and hospitals. This type of document allows you to give permission for emergency life-saving surgeries and experimental treatment. You can also include instructions for ventilator use, resuscitation, and palliative care.
A HIPAA authorization allows you to grant access authorization to your medical records in emergency situations. This is helpful because some doctors refuse to let an incapacitated individual’s relatives to make this decision.
We can also draft Powers of Attorney for medical and/or financial decisions. A Power of Attorney lets you designate a specific person to make decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated for any reason.
Finding estate planning solutions to protect your family’s future does not have to be difficult! Contact Guttman Law, PLLC today at (612) 324-4055 to schedule a free consultation in Minnetonka, MN.