Personalized Estate Planning To Achieve Your Goals
People frequently believe that estate planning is only for the very wealthy. In reality, all families benefit from an estate plan. A thorough estate plan can protect your assets, designate selected beneficiaries and record your preferences for end-of-life care. Atwood Law, has provided comprehensive legal counsel for almost two decades. We have the insight and experience necessary to evaluate your situation, recommend and implement an estate plan tailored to meet your goals.
Are you interested in learning about your estate planning options? Call our Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, offices, as well as Des Moines, Iowa, at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
Selecting The Right Estate Planning Tools
Each family’s estate plan will considerably differ depending upon a number of factors, including your property holdings, desired beneficiaries, tax implications, business holdings and goals. Plans can also evolve with major family changes such as divorce or remarriage. Based on your situation, we may recommend employing a number of estate planning tools, including:
- Last will and testament
- Revocable or irrevocable trusts
- Charitable trust
- Powers of attorney
- Living will
- Medicaid planning
- Special needs trust
- Guardianship and/or conservatorship
Our goal is to minimize the amount of assets lost to taxes and ensure that your resources are transferred in the way that you desire. Failing to prepare and document a thorough estate plan can lead to future conflict if potential beneficiaries dispute a will or argue over end-of-life care in the event of incapacitation.
When Your Estate Plan Goes Awry
Even the most careful plans can sometimes veer off course. The death or disability of a loved one, particularly a parent, can cause deep divisions in families. If you find yourself disagreeing with the actions of your siblings, beneficiaries of the estate, or the person administering the estate, seek the guidance of Atwood Law. Our attorneys know how difficult and emotionally charged estate and trust disputes can be. We will guide you through the probate process, ensure proper administration of your loved one’s estate and litigate when necessary to correct overreaching and undue influence, or to contest a will executed without capacity or under undue influence.
Helping To Create Livelihoods And Legacies
If you own a business, want to own a business or plan to sell a business, we can help you set up a company, transfer a business or assets, and address the myriad legal issues that arise in operating a business. Our attorneys have the expertise to advise business owners and employers in whatever opportunities or challenges may come before them, such as:
- Formation of corporations, partnerships and LLCs
- Purchase or sale of a business or business assets
- Leases and property matters
- Drafting, advising and handling litigation involving nondisclosure and noncompete agreements
- Drafting employee handbooks and handling matters involving employees
- Regulatory and licensure issues
Contact Us To Prepare For Your Future
Call our firm at 402-817-2717 or toll free at 800-655-9606 to learn how you can protect your family legacy through estate and business planning. You may also contact our firm online to schedule a free case consultation. Our responsive attorneys are available to answer all of your estate and business planning questions and ensure that you have the knowledge you need to make key decisions to protect your business and assets.