Media, Pennsylvania, Wills and Trusts Attorney
Comprehensive Estate Planning in Delaware County and the Philly Area
No one likes to contemplate their own mortality. But failing to plan for death or incapacity can result in unintended consequences or difficult decisions for your family. Cantor & Meyer, P.C. offers sophisticated estate planning tools and personalized service to help you prepare an estate plan that meets your needs.
Based in Media, Pennsylvania, estate planning lawyer Neil Meyer represents clients in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Call today at 484-441-6413 to arrange a convenient time to begin this important process.
Drafting a Will
A properly drawn will should reduce or eliminate arguments among family members about your intentions, and should also prevent the state from controlling the distribution of your estate. A will also governs decisions about your care and the care of dependent children. Attorney Neil Meyer sits down with clients to address a wide range of possible — even improbable — events to guide your family if you should die or become ill:
- Distribution of assets
- Durable power of attorney
- Medical power of attorney
- Advance directive (living will)
- Guardians for minors or vulnerable adults
Trusts to Manage Your Legacy
Trusts are not only for "rich people." While very few people are wealthy enough to trigger federal estate taxes, most people have significant assets that they wish to pass on. These assets can include real estate, retirement investments, or family-owned businesses that may be subject to Pennsylvania's inheritance tax. Mr. Meyer is knowledgeable about an array of legal strategies to manage assets while you are alive, and to minimize taxation and provide for your spouse, children, or charities after death:
- Revocable and irrevocable living trusts
- Life insurance trusts
- Spousal trusts and credit shelter trusts
- Minor trusts and special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts and charitable remainder trusts
Trusts can be created to meet a variety of goals, and can include stipulations on how and when beneficiaries receive the proceeds. Mr. Meyer also helps clients anticipate long-term nursing home care through careful estate planning well in advance.
Neil Meyer has practiced law for over 20 years. For thoughtful, individualized estate planning that covers all the bases, call Cantor & Meyer, P.C. for a free phone consultation at 484-441-6413 or contact us online. We can arrange evening and weekend appointments.
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