Estate Planning

Planning your estate is a very personal endeavor. It also can be a highly complex one. Shinn Law Firm, LLC is an excellent choice when you need an estate plan. Maria Shinn is approachable, friendly, someone who will put you at ease. Equally important, she has the experience and expertise to develop an estate plan that is creative, comprehensive and fully carries out your wishes.

The first step Maria will take after you contact her law firm is to meet with you. At this meeting, she will ask about your and your family’s needs, assets and what you want to achieve with your estate. She also will discuss legal issues and options including:

  • Probate avoidance techniques;
  • Designating beneficiaries;
  • Gifting options; and
  • Titling of your assets.

Every client and every estate plan is unique. But many plans share common elements.  So it is likely that your plan will contain some, and maybe all, of the following:

  • Last Will and Testament;
  • Trust;
  • General durable (financial) power of attorney;
  • Health care directives (power of attorney and living will); and
  • Appointment of representative for funeral and burial arrangements.

Whether your estate is large or small, simple or complicated, Maria will use extraordinary care and diligence to develop an estate plan that meets your needs and budget.

To learn more about estate planning issues and the services we provide, please contact us to schedule a consultation.