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What Is Estate Planning?
Estate planning refers to the process of getting your affairs in order, or gathering together a variety of legal tools that determine what will happen to your assets and your family members, both now and in the event of your eventual passing or incapacitation. It’s more than just making a will; an effective estate plan typically involves a
- trust (or multiple trusts for different purposes),
- a power of attorney,
- an advance directive,
- beneficiary designations,
- and other documents.
Why Is Estate Planning So Important?
Without an estate plan, your family may not know what your wishes were or what you would have wanted. If something unexpected happens to you, they may be left in the dark and have to make tough decisions about your medical care or your estate on their own. They may disagree, or even fight amongst themselves; at the very least, they will be left with a great deal of stress that could have been prevented.
They will also likely have to go through a time-consuming Pennsylvania court process known as probate before they can take legal ownership of your possessions and assets. Probate has many court fees and much paperwork associated with it. It can place an additional burden on your loved ones at a time when they are trying to plan a funeral, grieve, and move forward with their lives. It can also result in lawsuits from creditors or deplete the wealth that you worked your whole life to build and leave to your family.
Having a legally compliant estate plan that was drafted by a Nazareth estate planning lawyer can provide clarity for your loved ones, bypass probate, and secure all of your hard-earned assets.
What Can Our Nazareth Estate Planning Lawyer Do For You?
Some people think that they can get around the cost and perceived “hassle” or formality of working with an estate planning attorney and just create their own estate plan using templates and legal advice that they find online. However, legal information on the internet isn’t always accurate, state-specific, or up-to-date. It’s never personalized to your family’s exact needs. If you try to take a DIY approach, your estate plan could contain mistakes that would render it invalid and unable to be used by you and your family. That’s why trusting an attorney is always preferable!
Our lead Nazareth estate planning lawyer, Attorney Joshua N. Daly, has been helping clients plan for the future for over 15 years. He belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA), and Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley. In 2022, he was awarded the Lawyers of Distinction award. His skill, education, and knowledge can give you peace of mind that your most sensitive and important documents are in the best hands.
Mr. Daly will take the time to get to know you and your family dynamics and financial circumstances so he can tailor your plan to your specific situation. If you have a family business, or a blended family, he can advise you as to the best way to proceed! He will explain all of your legal options and answer your questions. He will also ensure that your loved ones are aware of what your estate plan includes so that everyone who needs to be informed will be.
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Don’t put off something this big – call our law firm today to book a free consultation with a knowledgeable Nazareth estate planning lawyer and get started! Our firm prides ourselves on offering practical solutions with professional integrity. We simplify the process and keep things as straighforward as possible so you can enjoy the present without fear of the future.
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Worked together on a relative’s Estate Planning. Very easy to work with and knowledgeable. So glad we chose Josh. Thank you.
Josh we wanted to take a moment to thank you from the 3 of us from the bottom of our hearts. You are a gift and you have such a gift in what you do and they way you actually do it.
A total class act with the perfect personality for your profession. We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate you and honestly thank so much. And it won’t be the last you see of us. Much Appreciation. The Stine/DiGiovanni family
*We highly recommend Joshua Daly for Elder Law, wills, etc. This is something that people don’t know what can happen when your parents pass away or what to do. Josh helps prevent as much as you legally can the home and assets being taken by elder care home and/or govt.
What a great experience on a subject people don’t like to talk about but is so important. Josh makes this process pleasant. We are recommending Josh to all our friend and family and friends. Everyone should get their ducks in a row. I am glad we met Josh & finally did this!
Thank you Josh
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