Knowledgeable Tennessee Lawyer Develops Effective Estate Plans
Chattanooga firm counsels clients on wills, trusts and probate concerns
No matter how old you are or what type of assets you own, careful estate planning is necessary to protect the people you love. Epstein Law Firm in Chattanooga makes the process easy for Tennessee and Georgia clients by delivering knowledgeable, personalized counsel. By working closely with you, we can suggest options such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney to ensure that key decisions are in your control, not someone else’s.
Skillful adviser maximizes estate value and averts complications
Personal attention is a must when developing an effective estate plan. Attorney Valerie Epstein has been assisting clients for more than 25 years and delivers comprehensive legal support for all types of issues involving trusts and estates, including:
- Wills — We look at legal requirements, tax implications and family priorities to draft a will that allocates property in a way that provides security to you and your loved ones.
- Trusts — People often assume incorrectly that trusts are only suitable for individuals who have extensive financial resources. In reality, nearly every person who owns property might benefit by placing certain assets in a trust specially designed to meet their needs. You might be able to relieve the burden on your heirs by reducing taxes or curtailing the probate process.
- Probate disputes — Our firm creates estate plans to minimize the possibility of will contests and other probate conflicts, but if a dispute occurs, we work diligently to reach a fair resolution either through negotiation or courtroom advocacy.
Whether your estate is large or small, our focus is always on preserving your assets and providing cost-efficient representation starting with a initial consultation.
Protect family members through guardianships and conservatorships
The responsibility that parents have to protect their minor children includes providing for their safety should the parents die in an untimely manner. When assisting clients with estate planning, our firm prepares documents that identify who should serve as legal guardian(s) in case a youth is orphaned. We can also formalize your wishes regarding your children’s education and religious upbringing. If you have a loved one who cannot meet their own financial or personal needs, we can help to establish a conservatorship to protect their interests.
Attorney creates advance care plans to direct medical treatment
If you are unable to communicate due to an injury or illness, there might be no way to express your preferences regarding medical treatment. An advance care plan, sometimes referred to as a living will, states your wishes and spares your family members from having to guess about your treatment choices. Our firm delivers compassionate guidance so that clients can issue instructions regarding extraordinary care, medication and other crucial matters.
Contact a comprehensive Chattanooga estate planning lawyer for a consultation
Epstein Law Firm advises Tennessee and Georgia clients on a full range of estate planning issues as well as other legal concerns. Please call 423-265-5100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Chattanooga office.