It's simple. The law allows you to care for your self, your loved ones, and your art by using trusts and planning your estate. It's also easy to acquire legal forms for wills and trusts on the internet.
The more complicated part is making sure you have the right documents doing what you want them to do as part of an effective plan. That plan should control your assets and support your loved ones in a way that reflects your values.
We often start by discussing the "trust issues" involved in picking an Executor, Trustee, or Guardian. We then consider taxes, avoiding probate, and at what age kids should receive their inheritance.
- Is anyone going to complain? We cover how to avoid prevent conflict.
- Do you need an appraisal for that painting?
- Do the kids need an incentive to complete college or graduate school?
There is a lot of power and flexibility in trust and estate planning. But you have to know how to access it and implement it. That's where I can help you.
Trust and estate planning for authors and artists
In keeping with values-based planning, I help authors and artists to secure the future of their work. My legal services cover an artist's or author's
Purposeful planning makes sure the right people have legal authority and guidance to manage your creative work and protect its integrity beyond your lifetime. I offer a unique approach to estate planning services for authors and artists who are concerned about who will ultimately own, value, and control their work, as well as the influence of their artistic legacy.
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
As a mediator, I help you prevent conflict and promote family harmony with planning that is both tax-smart and consistent with your values.
If you're already in the middle of a dispute involving an inheritance, estate, or trust, I can help resolve it without the time and expense of litigation.
My approaches to conflict include facilitating negotiations and supporting conversations to transform interpersonal conflict interaction.
Estate administration and settlement
My clients are also executors, trustees, and guardians needing legal representation in fulfilling their fiduciary duties.