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Estate Planning for All
ESTATE PLANNING IN LEXINGTON, KY BENEFITS EVERYONE
Estate planning may not be your first thought, but preparing for the future is wise – and simpler than you might think. Provide for your children, leave your business in good hands and ensure your wishes are respected. For an estate planning attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, call 859-559-4648. Attorney Peter Brackney walks you through the process of:
There’s an efficient way to distribute your money. Our local attorney updates your last will and testament, maintains your living will and oversees healthcare proxy.
More than anything else, we tend to avoid thinking about death and taxes. But these two things cannot be avoided. Benjamin Franklin said that “in this world nothing can be certain except death and taxes.”
Given this certain eventuality, doesn’t it make sense to be prepared?
With the proper estate planning, you can ensure that the assets you’ve worked so hard to acquire during your life go to those whom you intend when you pass away. Taxing authorities like the Internal Revenue Service and the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet are looking to take the share of a decedent’s estate, but that can be either avoided or mitigated with the right planning by a Lexington Kentucky estate planning attorney.
But even if your net worth isn’t in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, having the proper estate planning is vitally important. In your will you can designate what would happen to your minor children in the event that you pass away. This can help avoid confusion and dispute within an already grieving family.
With the proper planning and the preparation of the documents, Brackney Law Office, PLLC can help you to develop a blueprint for those you care about to follow with regard to your wishes about medical treatment, the distribution of your property, and the future care of your pets and minor children.
Other documents can help ensure your wishes are carried out both in life and in death. The following list includes a few of the estate planning tools that Brackney Law Office, PLLC can assist you with:
Don’t leave these important things to chance.
Our Estate Planning Fees
At Brackney Law Office, we try to provide most estate planning services on a flat fee basis as much as possible. Clients with complex trust provisions, business succession planning, tax planning, or special needs trusts may be charged fees additional to those shown below based on their individual circumstances.
An initial consultation fee of $150 is required on all estate planning matters. This amount is applied to any complete estate plan (will or trust) that you retain us to do within 45 days of the initial consultation.
Basic Will Plan
$550 Individual/$750 Couple. The "Basic Will Plan" includes for each person a Basic Will, a Durable or Springing Financial Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Documents (Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Will, and HIPAA Release). A Basic Will leaves the entire estate to one or more persons, does not include specific bequests (except for general bequests of tangible personal property), provisions for minor children, or any trust provisions.
Family Will Plan
$675 Individual/$875 Couple. The "Family Will Plan" includes for each person a Will with one trust provision for children and/or grandchildren, a Durable or Springing Financial Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Documents (Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Will, and HIPAA Release). A Family Will Plan is designed for families with minor children as well as for parents who want to leave assets to their adult children in trust until they reach specified ages or milestones.
Living Trust Plan
$1,100 Individual/$1,800 Couple. The "Living Trust Plan" includes for each person a Revocable Living Trust, a Pour-Over Will, a Durable or Springing Financial Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Documents (Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Will, and HIPAA Release). This package is a probate avoidance plan and is unnecessary for most families. It can, however, be useful for older individuals or for individuals owning real property in more than one state.
Other Estate Planning Services
Transfer of Assets to a Trust, $250/hour
Standalone Financial Power of Attorney, $200
Standalone Health Care Documents, $150
Review of Existing Will/Trust not drafted by BLO, varies by length of document
1-8 pages, no charge with consultation
9-20 pages, $100 + consultation
21-35 pages, $250 + consultation
36-50 pages, $350 + consultation
Note: The pricing for all documents includes only the drafting and signing of the initial document. Clients will be charged additional fees for any changes (codicils) or amendments made after the document has been signed. This schedule of fees was first published on November 27, 2016 and is subject to modification.
Take a proactive step by contacting an estate planning attorney at Brackney Law Office, PLLC, to schedule a consultation by calling (859) 559-4648
Brackney Law Office, PLLC
We’re committed to you and your family. Attorney Peter Brackney will be solely in charge of your casefile. He makes sure to discuss your case with you in a way that makes you fully aware and comfortable. For legal counsel that’s jargon-free, call 859-559-4648.
709 Millpond Road
Lexington, KY 40514
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