Did you know that everyone has an estate plan? Even if you don’t create one yourself, the Commonwealth of Virginia will make one for you – and often it isn’t what you would have wanted or what is best for you and your family. No matter what your situation in life may be, you should have an estate plan that is tailored to your unique needs. Only then can you rest assured that your wishes will be carried out should you become incapacitated or pass away.
Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
Each person has different needs, depending on their age, health situation, family dynamics, and financial situation. If you have young children, you will need to name a guardian for your children to ensure that your assets will be protected if you pass away while they are still young. If you are older, you may be concerned about protecting your assets from the cost of long-term care, ensuring financial security for your future and leaving an inheritance for your children and grandchildren once you pass away. If you are single, widowed or divorced, it is important that you designate someone to handle your affairs if you become incapacitated or pass away. If you don’t, a court will most likely appoint a family member or close friend to handle your affairs for you, and it may or may not be the same person you would have chosen if you had an estate plan.
Here are a few of the estate planning services that Alperin Law offers:
- Traditional estate planning, including wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives
- Advanced estate planning, including irrevocable trusts and advanced tax planning
- Probate and trust administration
- Charitable planning, including private foundations and charitable trusts
- Premarital agreements
- Special needs trusts
- Guardianships and conservatorships
Whom we serve
Alperin Law serves clients in the Hampton Roads area, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and throughout Virginia.
For a no-cost phone consultation, feel free to call us at (757) 490-3500.