Benj and Lesley Deppman Help Protect Your Assets
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Deppman Law PLC can help with all aspects of your estate plan, including:
- Advance directives (living wills)
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Guardianships and conservatorships
- Living trusts
- Wills drafting
Estate planning documents are extremely flexible and can be designed to fit your unique needs. Deppman Law PLC works closely with you to determine your goals and create precise instruments to carry out your intentions.
Securing your legacy
You’ve worked hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you great comfort. Benj and Lesley Deppman thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your advance directive and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your advance directive (or living will) establishes your wishes for medical interventions should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored. Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a your heirs, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines such issues as how your property is distributed, who cares for your children, and what happens to your pets – decisions that might not reflect your desires. Benj and Lesley Deppman will help you to prepare a will that ensures your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You should update your will periodically. Benj and Lesley Deppman will help you to address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions, in your estate plan.
Appointment of guardians
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. Naming a guardian is especially important if you are a single parent, but even married couples must consider the remote possibility of a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian whose decisions not reflect your parenting goals.
Contact Deppman Law PLC.
For comprehensive estate planning services in Addison and neighboring counties, call Deppman Law PLC at 802-388-6337 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.