Estate Planning Attorneys Echols & Associates, L.L.C.

Estate planning is something that most people do not enjoy thinking about, so they often put it off or only do it with a half-hearted effort. However, a good estate plan does more than ensure the proper succession of your assets. It also provides for the execution of your wishes when you are unable to communicate them and protects your assets from unnecessary taxation and other losses.

Our Estate Planning Includes Some or All of the Following Elements:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • HIPAA Forms
  • Affidavits of Cremation

Importance of Estate Planning

Estate planning is something that has both long-term and immediate benefits. A good estate plan addresses your immediate concerns, as well as those that may not be relevant until end of life, including living wills and powers of attorney. At Echols & Associates, L.L.C., we develop estate plans with our clients that reflect their concerns and bring attention to things they may not have yet considered.

Our Primary Area of Focus:

  • Protecting assets and beneficiaries from unnecessary taxation. This can include lifetime gift planning and other techniques.
  • Ensuring intended inheritance of specific assets. Perhaps your business should only be inherited by the son who understands how to run it, or your china by the daughter who loves it. A specific Will and Testament will help you get those assets to the person you intended, without wasting time and money in probate court.
  • Documenting your wishes regarding healthcare. You have a right to make these choices and we will help you document them in a way that is more easily enforced and clear to your loved ones.

An Estate Plan that Grows with You

As a law firm dedicated to building relationships and strong communication with our clients, Echols & Associates, L.L.C. will not only create a unique estate plan for your needs today, but also help you in the coming years to change and adjust that estate plan as necessary. Issues of divorce or increased assets can change the overall strategy that guides your estate plan. Our lawyers will help you evaluate your plan regularly to ensure that nothing is overlooked as your life changes and grows.