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Estate Planning

The Law Office of Nathan Earwood recognizes that no two estates are the same. We get to know clients and their unique goals and needs when crafting the right estate planning strategy. Here, we are committed to creating plans that meet our client’s needs.

 The starting point for effective estate planning is learning each client’s family situation, assets, and goals. To this end, our estate planning begins by building the client relationship immediately and exploring the client’s intentions. We work with the clients and their other financial advisors to obtain information about family assets and any existing estate planning documents. We can accommodate any mode of communication that best suits a client’s needs and schedules.

How Much Does an Estate Plan Cost?

While we cannot quote you an exact rate for an estate plan without knowledge of your situation, most plans range from $1,500 – $5,000 depending on the complexity of your assets. Owning several homes or properties, have several investment accounts, or having ownership in a business are just a few things that may cause an estate plan to cost more.  Each each asset must be clearly defined, along with beneficiaries, and your wishes as to how you want your estate divided.

What Does an Estate Plan Include?

Generally speaking, an estate plan includes a will and/or a living trust, Advance Directive, healthcare power of attorney, beneficiary designations, and a durable power of attorney. This is not a comprehensive list as every family’s needs and situations are unique, but these are some of the most common documents and are described below.

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