“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
- Alan Lakein
Estate planning is about ensuring your loved ones are provided for and protected in your absence. Focusing on the needs of parents with growing families in New York City, Ford Law guides clients in crafting comprehensive yet affordable estate plans to protect family and preserve assets.
Implement your wishes for the care of your family and the disposition of your assets.
PLANNING FOR INCAPACITY
Designate a trusted agent to manage your financial and medical affairs in the event of your incapacity, avoiding a guardianship court proceeding and family disputes.
Trusts for Children
Ensure someone you trust will manage your children's finances in your absence and distribute their inheritance responsibly over time.
Ensure proper asset titling and beneficiary designations to minimize taxes and the impact of court probate and property guardianship.
Designate guardians for your children to ensure they are in good hands in your absence and to avoid family disputes.
A revocable living trust, marital trust, life insurance trust, or other trust can help address specialized client needs such as blended families and tax minimization.