Estate Planning

Having a quality estate plan is one of the greatest gift you can give to the ones you love. Your estate plan not only designates who will inherit your porperty, but also provides for your needs as long as you live regardless of your ability to make future decisions.

A Listening Ear is the First Step Toward Future Planning

At Earnshaw & Cownie, we take the time to listen to you so that we can get a clear picture of your individual financial situation. We can help you establish appropriate goals for your estate plans and educate you on available resources and tools. Together with your attorney, and the help of other financial professionals, we can help you create an estate plan to effectively meet your wishes and protect your family’s future.

Designing an Estate Plan That Protects & Prepares

We are available to assist clients with a range of estate planning issues, including:

  • Wills and Trusts – A will directs how your assets and property are addressed after your death. A trust puts assets or property under control of a trustee. There are a variety of trusts available to you and we can help you determine which is best for your situation.
  • Gifts – Gifts of personal wealth create a wonderful legacy of generosity and a sense of personal fulfillment. Some are taxable and some aren’t. We can help you make wise choices.
  • Health Care Directives – These medical directives allow you to designate who will make health care decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself. They can include living wills, health care proxies or medical powers of attorney, among others. An attorney can help you determine what your concerns are and how best to address them.
  • Elder Law – This growing area of estate planning law addresses your needs and desires regarding Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, assisted living or nursing home costs, and related insurance and other issues you may face. We can help you include a plan of action for these kinds of issues in your broader estate planning.
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We understand how important peace of mind is to our clients. The Earnshaw & Cownie Law Firm will help guide you through the legal, financial and other concerns necessary for you to make the right decisions, and rest assured your family is safe. Protect your legacy. Call us at: (816) 246-4429.

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