Are You Certain Your Assets Will be Distributed the Way You Want?
You probably have specific wishes for distribution of your assets to loved ones, charities and institutions at the time of your death. However, simply having a will in place does not ensure that those wishes will be carried out.
A professional estate plan, once it is complete, grants our clients peace of mind – knowing that they are prepared for the inevitable and the unpredictable.
Filbrandt & Company’s objectives are to assure a client’s current lifestyle and assets are protected, and that assets are transferred to beneficiaries in a tax-efficient manner.
Our estate planning process begins by determining our clients’ goals.
We then make recommendations regarding estate planning documents and techniques that best suit each client to accomplish their goals in the most efficient way.
The next step is proper titling of clients’ assets and property to ensure their wishes are achieved. This process helps to reduce transfer and probate costs and maximize what transfers to beneficiaries.
Implementation of an Effective Estate Plan Also Includes:
- Facilitating the coordination of our clients’ beneficiary designations and ensuring they remain updated
- Evaluating and reviewing our clients’ estate planning documents to assure alignment with their goals
- Evaluating our clients’ options for long-term-care funding
- Evaluating and recommend options regarding life insurance policies our clients have in place
Changes in tax laws can affect estate plans. We continuously monitor our clients’ estate plans to ensure that legislative changes impacting their plans are addressed.
A comprehensive approach is essential in estate planning. Our mission is to make certain clients’ estate planning goals align with their retirement and portfolio management goals. We strive to keep the estate planning process from becoming overwhelming for our clients.