Estate Planning Attorney in Washington, D.C.
No one likes to think about what will happen in the event of a major illness, a serious accident, or death. But leaving your family without a plan for how all your assets will be distributed just increases the stress they will be under when the inevitable happens.
Don’t leave your family without a plan in place. Get your estate planning in order today for peace of mind tomorrow.
At Lopez Law Firm, we understand that you want affordable estate planning services so you can preserve as much as possible for your family. You also deserve experienced, helpful guidance throughout the estate planning process so you can make the best decisions possible.
How Can Lopez Law Firm Help with Your Estate Planning?
Attorney Carlos Lopez has years of experience guiding individuals and couples through the estate planning process, making sure all crucial decisions have been made.
We can help you with:
- Powers of Attorney
- Guardian designation
- Special needs trusts
- Estate plans to provide for adult children with special needs
- High net worth estate planning
- Providing for charity donations in estate plans
- Estate plans for divorced individuals
Whatever your unique estate planning needs, the team at Lopez Law Firm can help you craft a plan that protects your assets, sets your family up for a secure future, and decreases the stress and uncertainty that sometimes accompanies a person’s death.
Why Do I Need Estate Planning?
Everyone needs an estate plan.
Whether you have a little to your name or a lot, several children or none, every adult needs an estate plan to direct where certain key assets will go so they’re not caught up in the probate process.
Probate can be a lengthy, expensive process that leaves your assets tied up for months or years, slowly depleting the amount your loved ones or your chosen charity will receive. While it’s not possible to entirely avoid probate, having a solid estate plan can allow you to expedite the process, making things less stressful and expensive for those left behind.
Estate planning isn’t just for your assets, though.
If you’re ever in an accident or become so ill that you can’t make decisions for yourself, documents within your estate plan can guide your family to make the decisions you would make if you were able.
Do you want to be kept on life support even after doctors determine you are brain dead? Who can authorize procedures and tests if you can’t speak? What should your long-term care situation look like if you’re unable to live alone?
Your estate plan can document your wishes on these items, and more, so your loved ones aren’t left guessing.
Does your child want to start a business, and you’d like to leave something in your will to provide support for that? Are your grandchildren headed for college and you want to help them pay for school? Do you work closely with a charity or local cause that you’d like to donate some of your assets to upon your death?
Your estate plan can provide for all of these conditions. But without an estate plan, no one is entitled to your assets, even if you made your wishes well-known in life.
Start securing your future today. Contact Lopez Law Firm for an estate planning consultation!