MEREDITH PC Areas of Practice
Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.
Fundamental Estate Planning
There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents.
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Probate and Estate Administration
There are many ways in which assets can transfer upon the death of an individual. We can help make the process easier, more efficient, and provide peace of mind during a difficult time.
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Asset protection planning involves making prudent decisions today to protect yourself, your business, and your hard-earned assets from loss due to lawsuits, creditors or bankruptcies.
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We encourage and assist the tradition of giving to charitable causes, including the employment of tax-advantaged strategies that maximize the value of your gift. We help clients make charitable gifts and practice good stewardship in the most tax-efficient manner.
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Special Needs Planning
Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf. Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.
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Estate Tax Planning
Historically speaking, the federal estate tax is an excise tax levied on the transfer of a person's assets after death. In actuality, it is neither a death tax nor an inheritance tax, but more accurately a transfer tax. There are three distinct aspects to federal estate taxes that comprise what is called the Unified Transfer Tax: Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes, and Generation- Skipping Transfer Taxes. Legal planning to avoid or minimize federal estate taxes is both a prudent and an important aspect of comprehensive estate planning.
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A Gun Trust is a special purpose trust designed to hold all your firearms and firearms-related accessories. A Gun Trust protects your firearms from going through a public guardianship proceeding if you become incapacitated. A Gun Trust also protects your firearms from going through a public probate process--a court proceeding to administer a deceased person’s assets. Public probate may result whether you have a will or no estate planning documents in place. Remember, probate can make your guns and other assets publicly known. A Gun Trust can help you avoid the probate process.
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