Planning for the future can be one of the hardest things anyone can do. Add in someone passing away, and it can be hard enough just focusing on the now, let alone having to figure out what to do about everything they have left behind. At Scott Counsel, we have a few goals. One of them is to be the best possible team we can be for the sake of our clients. Another is to present a wealth of information covering anything you might need to know about elder law and all that comes with it. However, where we want to set ourselves apart is in the presentation of that information. There is certainly a lot out there to wrap your mind around, and we want to make sure that both clients and potential clients leave our office with confidence in the knowledge they have gained. With that in mind, the information in each section of this website is presented in such a way that people can understand it without feeling like their intelligence has been degraded in the process.
One of the areas in which we can serve you is Estate Planning. Now, estate planning sounds like a very wide term, an all-encompassing one, and in a way, it is. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to estate planning. But what does it deal with?
Simply put, estate planning deals with the more “general” side of things—things many people think of after a loved one has passed away.
Estate planning is a broad term that deals with the following topics:
- Power of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Estate Tax Planning
- Veterans Benefits
Now that we have more of an idea what estate planning is, let’s see some of the questions you might come across or come up with:
- What is a Power of Attorney? How many different types are there?
- What is a Living Will?
- How does a Living Will differ from a regular Will?
- What all can a Will do for me?
- What is a trust?
- What is an irrevocable trust?
- What is a qualifying income trust?
- How can benefits for veterans help with estate planning?
Again, these are just a few of the questions that you may have when you come to visit us here at Scott Counsel. You get the idea. You’ll probably have many more, and that’s okay, because we can help you with those too. Our goal is not simply to help you through one of the hardest times life can throw at you. Rather, we want to do that while also instilling in you the confidence and assurance you need to face the coming challenges head-on without fear. When you choose Scott Counsel, you’re choosing a firm that doesn’t just put clients first, we put people first. You’re choosing a team that believes that what we do doesn’t matter if people don’t matter. So, if you need help with estate planning, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re here to help in a multitude of areas, so let’s get started.