Estate planning is an important process that involves your family, your property, your assets, and the various forms of ownership and title those assets may take. It also addresses you and your family’s future needs in case you become unable to care for yourself or your family.
Whether your estate is large or small you can benefit from proper estate planning.
For estates of all sizes, you should designate someone to manage your assets and make health care and personal care decisions for you if you ever become unable to do so for yourself. Estates of all sizes should also focus on who will receive your assets after your death, and who should manage your estate, pay your last debts, and handle the distribution of your assets.
A basic estate plan may include the use of the following documents:
- Revocable Living Trust and Pour Over Will
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Designation of Health Care Surrogate with HIPAA Provisions
- Living Will
- Pre-Need Guardianship Designation (if necessary)
If you have minor children or children with special needs, estate planning is essential to determine who will provide care for your loved ones if something happens to you.
To learn more about basic estate planning techniques that may benefit you and your loved ones contact Eric S. Kane, P.L. at (305) 937-7280.
The law office of Eric S. Kane, P.L. is located in Aventura, a municipality in Miami-Dade County, and serves clients throughout Miami, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, Monroe County, Collier County, Lee County and all of Florida’s 67 counties.