Estate Planning
Estate planning can be a difficult issue for many people. However, it is an important issue that needs to be dealt with in order to provide security for your family and loved ones, and to establish guidance for those who make the difficult decisions regarding your care and affairs should you become incapacitated. Lara & Davis LLP’s attorneys understand the importance of estate planning, and have experience handling a broad range of estate planning matters for individuals, professionals and business owners.

L&D attorneys prepare comprehensive estate plans that address the major issues their clients face, including:

  • Preserving wealth during and after a client’s lifetime
  • Designating someone to manage the client’s assets should he or she become unable to do so
  • Ensuring that the person(s) who the client cares about receives the client’s property after death
  • Avoiding probate where possible by removing client’s property from the probate estate
  • Minimizing tax consequences

Our attorneys use a variety of estate planning tools to accomplish their client’s objectives. These tools include, but are not limited to:

  • Revocable Living Trusts;
  • Wills (including “pour-over” wills);
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Advance Directives; and
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial and Property Management.