We Will Assist You In Planning Your Estate
Estate planning is essential for families interested in protecting assets from one generation to the next. Some people also wish to bequeath the fruits of their labors to the good of others and make charitable giving part of their estate planning.
If you need to develop and put in place a plan for the orderly distribution of assets upon death, or you need assistance taking the estate of a loved one through probate, you want experienced attorneys to guide you through the process and protect your interests. At the Dubuque law office of Fuerste, Carew, Juergens & Sudmeier, P.C., our general practice of law includes estate planning and administration, probate and probate litigation.
The many different strategies for passing your wealth to future generations can be confusing, as can the requirements for settling an estate. Our lawyers have a great deal of experience making these essential matters clear. At the law office of Fuerste, Carew, Juergens & Sudmeier, P.C., we have provided comprehensive counsel on estate planning and probate administration matters since 1965.
An Approach That Meets Your Unique Needs
We begin the estate planning process by gathering as much information as we can about you and your family, your financial situation, and your estate planning objectives. We will carefully explain the different strategies for accomplishing your goals, including the implementation of wills or trusts, the re-titling of assets to avoid probate, or the use of lifetime gifts. Once you have determined the approach you want to take, we will prepare and execute the documents you need to put your plan in place, including:
- Wills and trusts: revocable or irrevocable, living or testamentary, charitable, bypass, family, grandchildren or other special needs trusts
- Powers of attorney: general powers of attorney as well as health care powers of attorney
- Living wills: health care directives spelling out your wishes about life-support and related issues when you are unable to speak for yourself
We will help integrate tax planning strategies into your estate plan, as well as provisions to address Medicare or Medicaid eligibility and expenses. If you have minor children or others who lack capacity to make their own decisions, we can help you put a guardianship or conservatorship in place.
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We are conveniently located at West Ninth and Main in downtown Dubuque, with plenty of ramp and metered parking available nearby. We will arrange to meet with you evenings or weekends, if necessary.