Planning for the future is important, particularly when families are involved. Whether you are in need of a simple will providing for distribution of assets upon your death or have more complicated goals in mind, it is critical that you consult with an attorney regarding your estate planning needs. Failure to do so can result in your assets being distributed under laws created centuries ago, laws that may be inconsistent with your wants and needs and that may result in your hard-earned cash and assets going to the taxing authorities instead of your loved ones.
Additionally, it has become increasingly important to plan for the future by considering health care directives, living wills, and powers of attorney, unless of course you want a physician whom you may never have met making decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated, disabled, or incompetent.
In addition to handling estate planning matters, we are able to guide you through the probate process. Death is the ultimate reality and when one loses a loved one, it may be difficult to navigate through the task of probating the deceased person’s estate in order to pay creditors, funeral bills, taxes, and eventually distribute the net proceeds to the heirs according to the decedent’s will or probate laws.
There are strict time periods within which required estate documents and tax returns must be filed, and all too often, it is too difficult for the untrained person to accomplish. Without the proper guidance, you may be forced to pay fines and interest on that which is due, all of which could have been avoided with the proper help. When the time comes that you need guidance and help to administer your loved one’s estate, call Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC for assistance.
You can reach our offices by calling (215) 875-7030 and setting an appointment for a free initial consultation. You can also visit our contact us page and fill out the simple online form. Once you have completed and submitted the form, an attorney will contact you within 24 hours of its receipt in our office.