Helping You Plan For The Future
Tough economic times prompts people to cut costs using do-it-yourself wills. Unfortunately, without the help of an experienced estate planning attorney, you can miss critical details. This causes unintended consequences like unnecessary complications and expense in probate, and results in assets not going where they should.
Spellman, Kelly & Fanous offers customizable cost-effective estate planning solutions. A roadmap of the plans for your estate and your loved ones' inheritance, the plan is only as effective as the time spent understanding what you want for yourself and your family. Estate plans can cover everything from tax reduction, avoiding probate, powers of attorney and health care directives, to asset distribution. Contact us to meet with an experienced Connecticut and Massachusetts estate planning lawyer. We are committed to helping you maximize the value of your estate.
Comprehensive Estate Planning Assistance
Attorneys Beth Fanous
and Attorney Victoria Spellman
develop customized wills and trusts
based on clients' needs and unique circumstances. They offer a hands-on approach focused on educating clients on the wide range of options available in estate planning, including beneficiary designations, powers of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.
Who will have custody of your children if you die? Specifying a standby guardianship allows you to designate someone in case of sudden illness or accident, avoiding foster care. We take time getting to know you, so we can develop an effective estate plan taking into account your financial situation and the plans you have for your family.
We are also available to help you develop a trust. At Spellman, Kelly & Fanous, we have experience creating a variety of trusts, including:
- Living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Revocable trusts
- Life insurance trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts
If you are interested in a trust, attorneys Fanous and Spellman will work closely with you to help you understand the type of trust that would be most effective based on the plans you have for your family.
Helping Clients Set Up A Power Of Attorney
We can help you name a power of attorney, who will make financial decisions on your behalf in the event you become physically or mentally incapacitated.
Offering Free Advanced Directives
Complimentary advanced directives, which are sometimes referred to as living wills and health care instructions help you identify a health care agent to make medical decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated.
Planning ahead can prevent your family from making difficult decisions for you and can reduce the chance of prolonged litigation. For more information, visit the Connecticut state website
outlining details about advanced directives.