Estate Planning We all have goals we want to meet during our lifetime. The education of our children, a comfortable and financially secure retirement, and perhaps a new home or a second home. The first step of estate planning is to help you plan for – and realize – these lifetime goals. It addresses your legal and financial concerns, taking into account your goals and tax considerations. It also takes advantage of existing laws and funding vehicles to save you on taxes and help manage your property in an efficient and profitable way during your lifetime. Here are some of the more significant ways estate planning can help you make certain your family will get as much of your estate as is legally possible: Minimize Estate Taxes Liquidity to Pay Estate Taxes Protects Your Family’s Income Provides Professional Asset Management Controls Distribution of Your Estate Estate Planning is a team effort. It involves the talents and efforts of a number of professionals – people you respect and trust. We pride ourselves in being able to coordinate and collaborate with your existing team, identifying and closing any gaps that exist, or if necessary assembling a highly qualified and functional team that is aligned to help you achieve your goals and objectives.