Estate Planning Attorney

Charlottesville Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning is much more than signing some legal documents.  Matters of estate planning touch personal lives and affect relationships, families, businesses, and generations.  As such, it is important that you have a compassionate, experienced, and highly skilled estate planning attorney to walk you through these significant issues to develop an estate plan that best serves and protects your family and your estate.

Simply writing down your wishes will not ensure that your family and property is protected should you die or become seriously ill or disabled.  This is why a comprehensive Virginia estate plan is essential to bring peace and stability to you and your family even if difficult times arise.   A quality estate plan is one that is tailored specifically to your goals and priorities.

While a last will and testament is a fundamental building block to estate planning, a well-conceived estate plan goes beyond simply directing where your property and investments will go upon your death.  Important estate planning tools utilize measures to minimize death taxes and administrative fees, provide for the care and education of minor children with specificity, and address the handling of financial matters and health care treatment in the event of your death or incapacitation.

Virginia estate planning law provides for a variety of options to help you best protect yourself and your estate.  Your specific needs may best be served through a trust, charitable foundation, limited liability corporation, a business succession plan, or by creating a power of attorney, advance medical directive or other long term medical care planning options.

Additionally, depending on the size of the estate, certain options are best to minimize tax exposure and to preserve wealth to pass on to your heirs or charitable organizations of your choice.  Estate planning allows you to consider your options, their consequences, and construct a thorough and sound plan for the future.

MartinWren, P.C. has a sophisticated practice dedicated to creating and designing personalized wills, trusts and other estate planning documents to maximize wealth preservation for you and your beneficiaries. When you choose MartinWren, P.C. to handle your wills, trusts and estate planning needs, you will be given individualized attention to ensure that your personal wishes regarding the distribution of your assets are fulfilled in an efficient and effective manner.   We recognize that a quality estate plan is structured with the highest regard to the unique individuals and situations that we are serving.

MartinWren, P.C.’s Wills, Trusts and Estates attorneys have received specialized education and training in complicated tax issues, and they will use that training when devising a plan for your needs, including the following issues in Wills, Trusts and Estates:

  • Creation of durable powers of attorney and advanced medical directives;
  • Creation of wills and trusts including revocable and irrevocable trusts charitable trusts living trusts and insurance trusts;
  • Utilizing family limited partnerships and limited liability companies to minimize tax liability;
  • Succession planning for family businesses;
  • Guardianship and conservatorship proceedings to provide care for incapacitated loved ones;

To schedule an appointment with a Charlottesville Estate Planning Attorney to address your will, trust, or other estate planning needs, please call G. Raye Jones or Gregory M. Johnson at 434-817-3100.

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