Estate Planning Attorney in Omaha
Estate Planning is more than a Will and is more than just determining who
gets your property when you pass away. It is about
minimizing the costs to you and to your family. Some of these costs are strictly financial, and frankly obvious, such
as federal taxes or the often overlooked state death taxes. Other costs
are hidden, such as the drain on your estate that comes from failing to
plan for your retirement or the loss in value to your business when it
has to be sold at a discount because there is no better plan in place.
If you have a special needs child or grandchild, any property they receive
will, in time, be confiscated to cover costs. Then there is the cost that
comes in failing to protect your children’s inheritance, say from
accidental disinheritance if your spouse remarries. More likely, though,
is the loss of your child’s inheritance when an ex-spouse carves
out a piece of it in the property settlement. Not all costs are monetary,
though. There are the emotional costs when your family is left behind,
trying to figure out what to do with your estate, or worse still, they
begin fighting with one another over what to do with your assets.
Estate planning is an opportunity to diminish these costs; an opportunity
to help preserve your family’s inheritance and reduce the emotional
toll on those you care about.
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