Wills, Trusts, Estates & Business Law Since 1879

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Estate planning

Gordon & Ashworth, P.C. provides customized solutions to your estate planning needs.

Our work includes:

• Wills
• Powers of attorney
• Living wills with advance healthcare directives
• Special needs trusts for disabled or elderly persons
• Trusts for minors
• Revocable living trusts
• Irrevocable trusts (usually for tax planning purposes)
• Disclaimer trusts
• Life insurance trusts
• Annuities
• Charitable trusts
• Qualified Terminal Interest Property Trusts
• Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
• Medicaid planning
• Executors representation
• Beneficiary representation
• Will contests
• Advocacy for charities

Questions which estate planning seeks
to address include:

Who will take care of me in my old age or illness?
Who will take care of my spouse or life partner after I am gone?
Who will take care of my minor children, if something happens to me?

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Questions which estate planning seeks
to address include:

Who will settle my business property and other affairs?
How can I pass on my family business to my children?
How do I protect my assets now in the event of personal or professional liability?

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Questions which estate planning seeks
to address include:

How can I avoid federal or state estate taxes?
For larger estates, what gifting and other strategies can be used to avoid significant federal taxation for estates over 5 million dollars?

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Reasons to update your estate plan:

• Major tax changes in that would indicate the need to change your will or trust.
• Marriage
• Divorce
• The birth of a child
• The death of a loved one
• Your children are no longer minors
• Serious illness of a family member or yourself
• A move to a different state
• A substantial increase or decrease in your wealth
• Purchase or sale of real estate
• Approaching mandatory distributions from IRA accounts
• Purchase or sale of a family business
• The desire to make arrangement to pass on a family business
• A desire to make a large charitable gift
• The death or incapacity of a previously chosen executor
• Merger of a trust company previously listed as a trustee or executor
• A major change in federal or state tax laws

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