Plymouth Estate Planning Attorney
Personalized Estate Planning Solutions to Protect Your Loved Ones and Manage Your Assets
Estate planning offers many benefits for your and your family’s future including managing and distributing your assets, protecting your loved ones, and organizing elder care. Guttman Law, PLLC can guide you throughout the process of creating your estate planning documents in Plymouth, MN, and its surrounding areas.
Our team understands how each person’s situation is unique and our approach is to carefully review yours to design an estate planning solution to your needs and goals. We have helped clients from many walks of life and our attorneys stay up to date with all Minnesota laws and regulations overseeing estate planning and inheritance.
Your peace of mind is our priority, and we are committed to helping achieve your short and long-term estate planning goals. You can find educational resources on our Frequently Asked Questions page and in our free estate planning guidebook. We are available to answer any questions you may have.
If you need comprehensive estate planning services in Plymouth, MN, call Guttman Law, PLLC today at (612) 324-4055 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.
Will, Trust, and Probate Services in Plymouth
You may be tempted to prepare your will by yourself and believe that hiring a lawyer is superfluous. However, an estate planning attorney can make a positive difference when drafting a will, even when you have a small estate.
A will allows you to address matters such as:
- Distributing your property to your desired beneficiaries
- Appointing an executor to oversee your succession
- Naming a legal guardian for your minor children
- Establishing a trust
- Reducing stress for your family
One of the benefits of hiring an estate planning lawyer is that you can learn about additional solutions to build on your will. While a will is a typical foundation when planning for the future, we can suggest other options to ensure that everything is organized according to your preferences.
We can recommend you establish a trust to name someone to distribute your assets to the appropriate beneficiaries. Our team can educate you on the various types of trusts you may consider. Trust benefits include increased tax efficiency and avoidance of probate.
If you provide support to a loved one who has a mental or physical disability, you may want to create a Supplemental Need or Special Need Trust to ensure their care after your passing. This type of trust is especially helpful because they do not disqualify your relative from receiving benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid programs.
Our services also cover the probate process. This court-mandated process applies to most successions in Minnesota. We can accompany you at every step of it if you have lost a loved one. Whether your relative passed away with or without a will and other estate planning documents, our lawyers can help
Other Estate Planning Services for Our Local Community
Many people enjoy spending time at their family cabin in Minnesota, which is why our firm offers cabin planning services to simplify the transfer of property management and ownership to the relatives of your choice. Our legally binding documents can also address ongoing financial contributions for maintenance and repairs. You can also provide ground rules and how your loved ones may use the cabin.
Our estate planning services can help you designate a specific individual to make decisions on your behalf if you are ever incapacitated. To achieve this, we can draft a medical and/or financial Power of Attorney.
If you want to leave specific instructions for medical providers and institutions, resuscitation preferences, and palliative care, we can help you prepare Advanced Healthcare Directives and HIPAA authorizations.
Why You Need an Estate Planning Lawyer in Minnesota
Working with an estate planning attorney can ensure that your documents comply with state laws. Although some people associate extensive wealth with the need for a will, all adults can benefit from one and any other estate planning solutions that fit their needs.
At Guttman Law, PLLC, we can educate you on a wide range of estate planning options that you may not be familiar with. Our strategy involves tailoring solutions for each of our clients and empowering you with all the necessary information. We provide legal counsel, and you provide your in-depth knowledge of what you and your loved ones need.
We usually recommend that you reassess your current plan every few years or when your circumstances evolve. Common life changes that can affect your current will and other estate planning documents include starting a business or having a baby.
Even if you are young and healthy, planning for your future whether in your elderly years or if you become incapacitated can improve your quality of life and simplify decision-making for your family. Our attorneys can help you draft, review, modify, or revoke any part of your estate planning documents as you see fit.
Start preparing your and your family’s future today! Contact Guttman Law, PLLC today at (612) 324-4055 to schedule a free estate planning consultation in Plymouth, MN.