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Estate Planning: When And Why?

Providing for and protecting family

Caring for yourself and loved ones, passing along a legacy to your family, or maintaining control over the property you've worked hard for are all goals that the Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier seeks in a thoughtful estate plan. Our office ensures that all state of Tennessee laws are considered when preparing the most appropriate plan for you.

Estate planning is a process that enables someone to care for you if you can no longer care for yourself. For instance, if an unfortunate accident left you incapacitated, a living will or power of attorney could help control your assets and determine medical decisions that are made on your behalf.

Legally binding documents such as a will or trust control who receives assets after your death as well as minimizes legal fees and taxes. A comprehensive estate plan allows you to give what you want, to whom you want, how and when you want. It also helps avoid the delays, privacy invasions and sometimes additional costs that occur in probate court when a comprehensive estate plan is not in place.

When to Plan

We encourage our clients to proactively plan for the future and not procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. It is important to make these type of decisions when you are healthy and of sound mind. Unfortunately, the Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier has received calls from clients who are seeking what is sometimes referred to as “death bed” estate plans. We have found that it is often difficult for clients to plan during their disability or imminent death.

There is a common myth that young people do not need estate plans. This is not a good rule of thumb because people of all ages can suddenly become unable to make decisions for themselves due to medical emergencies, accidents or other unexpected events.

Anyone over the age of 18 and anyone who has children should, at minimum, have a will or trust, powers of attorneys and a living will. These legal documents ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event that you become incapacitated or disabled, or even upon death.

Hiring a lawyer can be a stressful thing, however, the Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier helps clients achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning for the future. Our experienced estate planning attorney can help you get started on a brand-new estate plan or make adjustments to an existing one. We guide clients through their fears and concerns and then help them find solutions to those concerns. We are committed to providing all clients with personal service and attention to their legal matters.

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