Now Is The Time To Establish Your Estate Plan
Estate planning always seems to be a back-burner issue. Even if you know it’s important, years can pass without ever quite getting around to it. However, those who have experienced the loss of a close relative know, or quickly learn, how important a good estate plan can be. Simply put, without an estate plan, you lose control of how your assets are distributed, leaving your family with a much more difficult and potentially contentious process.
At Applegate Fifer Pulliam LLC, we regularly work with individuals or couples to assess their needs and plan for the future. Our attorneys have experience drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and living wills in Indiana and Kentucky. A relatively simple document such as a durable power of attorney not only makes it easier to help care for aging parents but can also save you the significant expense and ordeal associated with guardianship proceedings.
We can show you different approaches to avoid the probate process altogether. By helping you, we can also help make things easier for those you leave behind.
Creating A Comprehensive Estate Plan
Our lawyers will take the time to listen to you, understand your goals and help you create a comprehensive estate plan that includes all the documents you need, which can include your will, various trust instruments and powers of attorney to establish agents to handle your affairs if you ever become unable to do so yourself.
Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the laws and processes surrounding these estate planning tools. We will help you create an estate plan that works for you.
Estate Administration: Legal Support During A Difficult Time
If you have lost a loved one and now you are tasked with probating a will or administering a trust, it is hard to know where to start or what to do. At Applegate Fifer Pulliam LLC, we are here to help. Whether you have been named an executor, personal representative or trustee, we can help you meet your fiduciary obligations, deal with creditors and share our knowledge to help you minimize the potential conflict for your family.