Satsuma, AL Estate Planning Lawyers

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Our Dedicated Satsuma Estate Planning Attorneys Help You Unlock The Secrets To Safeguarding Your Family’s Future!

Creating an estate plan is a gift you give your loved ones. When you take the time to document your wishes, you allow those you love to navigate critical situations with confidence and peace of mind. A tragic accident, sudden illness, or unexpected death can bring an immense amount of stress, anxiety, and fear to your loved ones, so taking the guesswork out of how you’d like these situations to be handled is no small contribution. 

Unfortunately, most people believe that estate planning is only for the wealthy, but that couldn’t be farther than the truth. While safeguarding your finances is a large part of the process (no matter how rich or poor you consider yourself to be), there are other factors involved too, such as choosing a guardian for your minor children and clarifying your healthcare preferences. At The Ladd Firm, our clients come in all forms – from young families to busy professionals, empty nesters, community leaders, grandparents, and others. 

We are passionate about helping families plan for the future and accomplish their goals! It’s why we’re in this business. We will help you better understand your options, make decisions that most benefit your unique circumstances, and create an effective plan that aligns with your objectives. Call today to schedule your free phone consultation and learn more about how our skilled Satsuma estate planning lawyers can serve you.

Satsuma Estate Planning Lawyers

How Is An Estate Plan Put Together?

An estate plan is a collection of legal documents which serve a specific purpose, such as preparing for emergencies, or administering instructions for how a deceased person’s money, property, and belongings will be distributed. Each individual’s estate plan will vary, because it is customized to their unique circumstances and wishes. However, it’s highly recommended to include:

  • A will – the traditional document which lists everything you own and the person(s) you want to inherit each item or amount of money
  • A trust – a financial entity to which your money and property can be transferred for the benefit of your heirs
  • Power of attorney – a document which allows you to authorize a trusted individual to make medical, financial, and/or legal decisions on your behalf
  • Advance directives – a document (or collection of documents) which reveal which medical treatments or procedures you would not like to be subject to, to be used in the event that you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself (for example, a do-not-resuscitate order or do-not-intubate order)
  • Guardianship directive – a document allowing you to name the individual(s) who should become your minor children’s guardian in the event that you pass away or become incapacitated
  • Beneficiary designations – instructions to organizations such as financial institutions, insurance companies, and retirement account holders naming the individual who should receive your assets or benefits after you pass away

What Happens If I Change My Mind Later And Need To Change My Estate Plan?

Life is constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your estate plan evolve with it? Estate planning is not a static document meant to be completed and then totally forgotten. Significant life events such as a divorce, a death in the family, the birth of a child or grandchild, a falling-out with a loved one, or even a change in perspective can prompt a need to revisit and revise your estate plan. 

Our Satsuma estate planning attorneys are committed to simplifying the process of reviewing and updating your estate plan. Whether we initially crafted your documents or they were prepared by another firm or attorney, we will dedicate the time and attention necessary to ensure your plan aligns with your current goals and life situation. Let us help you adapt and safeguard your legacy for the future!

Tomorrow Isn’t Guaranteed For Anyone! Don’t Take A Risk With Your Legacy.

We’re a little different than most other estate planning firms, because our process is designed to guide you through the decisions required to complete a plan that is right for you and your family. This starts with an educational seminar to explain your options, which is available both on-demand and in-person. After watching or attending the seminar, you are entitled to a free estate planning phone consultation with one of our experienced Satsuma estate planning lawyers! If you’re ready to take this significant step, call today to begin the process!

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The Ladd Firm is an asset for individuals who need assistance with estate planning. They are truly concerned with what is best for their clients and take the time to understand the situation and tailor the options for the best outcome.

David J.

The Ladd legal firm is a very personal and professional legal firm. The service we received was complete and their patience with explaining the process of establishing a family trust made us completely comfortable. We are amazingly comfortable recommending them to anyone wishing to set-up a family trust.

Dan K.

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