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Confidently Plan For Your Future

It is not always easy to think about planning for your future. Estate planning is something that many people put off for far too long. The idea of wills and trusts can be intimidating and off-putting – that is, until you realize that these are tools that can help preserve wealth, avoid complications in probate court and ensure that family members are taken care of.

Attorney Michael D. Carper has been helping people with estate planning matters for more than 35 years. His experience as a lawyer is far-reaching, meaning that he considers a wide range of possibilities to help people come to decisions that are best for their individual situations. You can rely on him to help you put a solid estate plan into place that establishes your wishes, protects your loved ones and prepares for possible complications.

Key Estate Planning Documents

You can reach out to Mr. Carper for guidance on:

  • Wills: These foundational documents establish your wishes regarding your property. They also designate guardians for your minor children and an executor or personal representative for your estate.
  • Trusts: Trusts can help you accomplish property bequests in a more flexible manner than a will. Certain types of trusts can keep your estate out of probate and provide tax advantages.
  • Living will: This document sets forth your wishes regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care.
  • Powers of attorney: These documents designate trusted individuals to serve your representatives for financial and medical matters in the event that you become incapacitated.

Mr. Carper can help you with all of these tools.

Your Decisions Now Can Benefit You In Your Lifetime

A common misconception about estate planning is that it is only relevant for directing someone’s wishes after death. However, people can also plan for their own future in several ways. One way is to complete a health care directive. This document describes your wishes for your treatment if you should become incapacitated and name someone who can make decisions for you on your behalf.

Certain types of trusts can also provide tax advantages for you. And an estate plan as a whole can provide you with tremendous peace of mind knowing you have taken the right steps to prepare for the future.

Navigating Probate In Nebraska

After the loss of a loved one, navigating the probate and estate administration process can seem daunting. Mike Carper can represent you and your loved ones throughout the probate process. He understands the intricacies of Nebraska probate and estate law. He can also handle ancillary probate proceedings if your loved one lived out of state but owned property in Nebraska.

Start Building A Solid Legal Foundation For Your Future

Take the first step toward the peace of mind you deserve. Contact attorney Mike Carper in Kearney at 308-224-2823 to arrange a consultation. You can also complete a quick online contact form if you prefer.