Proper estate planning can give family members and other loved ones’ peace of mind by making difficult decisions in advance for them. Advanced Directives can help in cases where you are alive but incapacitated by giving direction for which family members or friends can make healthcare decisions for you, what your own health wishes are, and which persons should have access to your finances and have the ability to make financial decisions for you during incapacity.
Wills & Trusts help to avoid conflict between family members by placing your actual wishes in a concrete form that will be followed by the courts in a probate process. Guardianship preferences for minor children in case of your death can also be addressed in your estate planning documents. Planning with Trusts can also potentially avoid probate which can save family members the court costs and attorney fees associated with a probate process.
Attorney Matt Pineda studied the intricacies of Estate Taxation and Planning while pursuing his Master of Laws in Taxation Degree at the University of Miami School of Law. The University of Miami’s Tax Program is consistently ranked in the Top 5 of Tax Law Programs in the country.
Pineda Law, PLLC would be honored to help with you with the following Estate Planning issues:
- Last Will & Testament
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Designation of Healthcare Surrogate
- Living Trusts
- Quitclaim Deeds
- Probate Avoidance Guidance
- HIPAA Authorization Forms
- Estate Taxation guidance
- Estate Taxation guidance for Non-US Citizens
- Asset Protection