Welcome to Barrett Law, LLC
Estate Planning Law Firm
While planning for the end of life can be a difficult process, Barrett Law, LLC makes it a simple and stress-free process, leaving you with the peace of mind that your family and legacy is protected the way you intended it to be. We offer convenient Zoom meetings that can be scheduled at your convenience - including evenings.
Get started today by scheduling your Peace of Mind Planning Session with Attorney Jessalyn Barrett.
I understand how important it is to ensure your family's future is secure, and I'm here to help. I will guide you through a Peace of Mind Planning Session to explore the estate planning options that best align with your family's needs.
During the session, I'll explain the differences between wills and trusts, and establish a clear timeline for the estate planning process. My unique flat fee pricing plan will also be presented.
After the session, we'll work together to determine if I'm the right fit for you, and outline the next steps if you choose to move forward. My goal is to ensure you feel empowered with knowledge about estate planning and have a clear understanding of what your family needs.
I encourage you to schedule your Peace of Mind Planning Session today and take the first step towards securing your family's future. I'm here to support you every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the estate planning process take? In part, this depends on your schedule; however, the process is set up to have all final documents signed within 6-8 weeks of your Peace of Mind Planning Session.
Don't only wealthy people need an estate plan? Absolutely not! There is a common misconception that only wealthy individuals need an estate plan. This is simply not true. No matter the size of your assets, the most critical aspect of estate planning is ensuring that your assets, property, and children are well-taken care of when you pass away. This not only makes the process simpler for your loved ones, but also guarantees that your wishes and expectations are carried out efficiently. Furthermore, in the event that you become incapacitated, your estate plan will designate an individual to handle your finances, assets, and care for your children or pets. This is essential for everyone, regardless of their financial status.
What is probate? Probate is the legal process where a judge supervises the distribution of your estate after your passing. Your assets are held and not disbursed to your heirs until the probate process is complete. A lot of people believe that probate is only necessary for individuals who die without a will. However, this is a common misconception. Even if you have a will, it must go through the probate process. The only way to avoid probate is through a revocable living trust.
What is estate planning? Estate planning is the process of creating legal documents that designate who will manage your finances, assets, and children in the event of your incapacity or passing. Without an estate plan in place, the state will take charge of these decisions and assign someone to handle them for you – and it may not be the person you would have chosen yourself! It's important to have an estate plan in place to guarantee that your wishes are respected.
If I'm not married, do I still need an estate plan? Don't be mistaken, having an estate plan is vital whether you're married or not. In fact, in some cases, it's even more important for single individuals. If you pass away without a plan in place, the state will make the final decision on who gets your assets. This could mean that distant or unwanted relatives could inherit from you. Furthermore, having a financial power of attorney and living will are critical to ensure your finances are managed and your wishes are respected if you become incapacitated.
What is a living trust? A revocable living trust is an estate planning document that can enhance your family's financial plan. It enables the appointment of a trustee to manage your assets in case of incapacitation and allows the trustee to distribute your assets to your beneficiaries after your passing. Notably, it reduces the expenses, duration, and publicity a will necessitates during probate as probate is not required for a trust. In order for you to determine the ideal option for your family, I provide an in-depth analysis of the differences between a will and trust during our Peace of Mind Planning Session.