Proper estate planning is important for many reasons: It may assure that your loved ones are taken care of after your death; it can reduce federal estate taxes and save them money; it may assure that you are in control of decisions over your health and finances when and if you should become disabled.
If you need help with a will, trust or other estate planning issue, the attorneys at The Crosby Law Firm are here to help. We have the skill and experience to make your estate planning goals come to fruition.
We offer our clients exceptional legal representation in a wide range of estate planning issues. The scope of our practice includes:
Advanced Care Plans encompass a variety of documents that relate to medical and financial directives that are tailored to your specific needs. View our Glossary of Advanced Care Planning Terms to learn more about this particular area of law.
The Crosby Law Firm devotes a significant amount of it's law practice to Wills & Trusts, and Probate issues. When representing you in connection with these matters please remember that our legal fees may be paid through a payment plan, and for your convenience we also accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card.
Please view our Wills and Trusts/Probate related blogs below.
Michael Jackson’s Siblings Fight to Take Control of his Estate after Will Dispute/ Rockford Will and Trust Attorney
Will He Plead Insanity?: James Holmes Appears in Court for the first time after the Aurora Theatre Shooting
We previously mentioned some new laws for 2012, but one that we didn't mention was the new Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI) that went into effect on Jan 1, 2012. The TODI isn't anything particularly revolutionary, but it is an important tool to consider in your Advanced Care/ Estate Plan.
What is a TODI?
Nobody appreciates when other people receive special treatment, except when such treatment is deserved. And most fair-minded individuals agree that special treatment is warranted when it comes to the elderly and the disabled. This explains why the New Year has brought an array of new laws that protect the geriatric and so-called “handicapped” communities.
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