Wills, Trusts & Estate Plans

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Protect your family with a personalized, comprehensive, organized estate plan.

Everyone has "an estate," that just means everything you have no matter how little or how much. Estate planning is not just for ultra high net worth individuals. Every adult needs at least a basic estate plan.  

It's not about how much you have; it's about how much you care.™

Your estate plan can help:

  • put your legal and financial affairs in order
  • ensure that your medical and end of life wishes are respectfully followed and less likely to cause your loved ones additional pain or stress
  • appoint temporary emergency guardians and permanent legal guardians for your minor children
  • provide practical parental guidance fo your children’s caregivers in the event of an emergency
  • provide practical, financial, and emotional gifts, guidance and support for your growing and grown children, grandchildren, and  other surviving loved ones
  • provide guidance and security for your loved ones, no matter what challenging circumstances may lay ahead
  • provide for the continued, loving care of your family pets
  • your surviving loved ones avoid the need to go through the time-consuming, public, expensive probate court probate process
  • minimize what you pay in estate taxes to leave your hard-earned assets to the people and charities of your choosing when and how you see fit

We work with our clients' other trusted, professional advisors including their financial advisors, wealth managers, and accountants for a coordinated, team approach to looking out for our clients' best interests. Our clients' best interests always come first.

If you think you may be ready to get started, contact our office any time for your free, New Client Informational & Intake Call. If you're sure DGVE law is the right firm for you and you want the best choice of appointment times for your personalized, paid consultation with Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess, you can also request to schedule your Peace of Mind Planning Session as our calendar tends to book up quickly. 

If you already have a Will, Trust, Health Care Proxy, Living Will, Power of Attorney, or other estate planning legal documents prepared more than a few years ago or in another state that you want to better understand, we can review those for you and explain them plainly to help make sure they will still work the way you want.  You can request a Wills, Trusts, & Estate Plan Review meeting here.

We look forward to providing you with priceless peace of mind.

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