Put your family first
The attorneys at The Louis Law Firm have a broad range of experience helping families deal with the unexpected and inevitable circumstances. We will assist our clients with preservation and distribution of assets both during life and after death. For each client, our attorneys will create a comprehensive estate plan that can be executed during life or at death; this may include a living trust or will to manage the client’s property after his or her death.
By deciding to create an estate plan you have made a decision to put your family first so that your heirs will inherit your assets with a minimum level of complications, taxes, and conflicts. We treat every client with the utmost care and understanding throughout the estate planning and estate administration process.
Almost everyone who has reached adulthood has accumulated assets and/or debts by the end of their lifetime. Even if you only have your home and personal property, we can help you be sure that your spouse and children are taken care of and that your loved ones are not left to make hard decisions in a time of emotional distress. Many close sibling relationships have been destroyed because the distribution of their parent’s assets was not properly managed through a trust or a will. Estate planning is an unfortunate reality; however a good will or trust can address issues which may be sensitive when left unaddressed.
When planning our clients’ estates, we cover any issues that may arise after a client’s death, so explanations and clarity are there for the grieving family.
Safeguard your assets
Estate planning is more than just deciding who gets what. We can help create charitable trusts, private family foundations and other arrangements which will greatly reduce initial taxation on the transfer of assets. We will also pre-arrange the financial structure of your property in probate. You are provided with a management portfolio for your real estate, bank accounts, interest bearing accounts, and other liquid assets. The Louis Law Firm also looks at structures for investment and financing, including limited liability companies, partnerships, REITs, land trusts and real estate investment funds.
Business owners benefit from advance planning and knowing that the company which they nurtured and grew in their lifetime will be properly managed after their death.
If you elect us to oversee the careful investment of your assets, we have a varied menu of strategies, services and products that may be suitable to help you with your overall financial health.
Legal issues concerning the elderly are often complex and interrelated. Elder Law is an emerging legal area comprised of laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with the issues specific to Senior Citizens.
Some of the areas covered by Elder Law include estate planning, advance medical directives, power of attorney and health care surrogacy, nursing home issues, age discrimination, and protection from abuse and financial exploitation.
At The Louis Law Firm – we understand the issues, concerns, and values of our nation’s senior citizens. Our Senior clients deserve to enjoy their retirement years and our goal is to help them live confidently, securely and independently knowing their best interests have all ready been considered.
Medicare and Assisted Living Planning
Let’s face it, we are all getting older. Aging is inevitable. You work hard throughout your life to save for a comfortable life and good care in your golden years. Unfortunately, the cost of prescription drugs and health care can quickly devour your nest egg, especially if around the clock or part-time nursing care is needed.
Wouldn’t you prefer to have your assets passed on to your family rather than used up for assisted living, nursing home or medical bills? This is where planning with your attorney to get the Medicare benefits you deserve helps greatly. Planning with your attorney for the use of Medicare benefits, private insurance and your own finances must be done years in advance in order to protect your assets. The government will “look back” at your assets and scrutinize how long ago you transferred the assets and in what manner. We want you to keep your assets in your family when the time comes for extended care. Don’t wait; plan well in advance so that you and your family can enjoy your assets you worked so hard for.
At the Louis Law Firm in Orlando, we care about our elders and we take their comfort and security seriously. The attorneys at The Louis Law Firm are here to guide you through your options and answer your questions regarding financial planning and elder law. If you are considering putting your parent or relative in an assisted living facility or nursing home, consult us before the need arises. Contacting us well in advance of elder care placement will help you decide how to best care for your loved one or yourself.
Contact The Louis Law Firm today at (407) 603-6044 to schedule a consultation to discuss your estate planning and elder law needs.