Veteran’s Estate Planning Attorney in Brewster, NY
Serving the country as a member of the military can pose unique challenges to the entire family. It is important to have a comprehensive estate plan in place to ensure that you are prepared for any unexpected situations that may arise. When it comes to serving in the military, one of the most important documents that can be critical during periods of training and deployment is a Power of Attorney. You should also make sure to consider other aspects of a comprehensive estate plan, including wills, trusts, healthcare directives, asset preservation, and more. If you need an experienced attorney who understands the complexities that military service adds to estate planning, contact the Law Offices of Andres D. Gil, PLLC today to learn how we can help.
Estate Planning for Military Families
Estate planning can be unique to military families. Generally, more attention is brought to the subject before an overseas assignment, but it is something that should be planned and addressed regularly as life-changing events happen. For instance, you should think about and update your estate plan with the birth of a new child, the purchase of a new home or other real property, or a change in family circumstances. Military families frequently move and some choose to purchase homes in the vicinity of each duty station, often different States than where they intend to retire. In essence, Military families can accumulate real property and other forms of property throughout the United States. It is therefore extremely important to consult an attorney and plan for the distribution of property in various states. In addition, it is important to create the right type of trust to manage distribution of property to heirs who are minor children. You should consult us to develop a plan for longevity so that your heirs can benefit from your gifts. There are also tax consequences and benefits that may be beneficial to pursue gifting some property before death.
Powers of Attorney
Military families often need powers of attorney to complete transactions when a member of the military is deployed overseas and is otherwise unavailable to sign and complete the necessary documents. On my three deployments, my family and I needed powers of attorney to handle matters. Often time it is not thought of until the service member is overseas and the lack of communication and access to mail can complicate the process. Therefore, it is important to consult an attorney to create these documents well in advance of overseas assignments.
Other Estate Planning Services
The Law Offices of Andres D. Gil, PLLC is proud to offer a variety of estate planning services to active duty service members and veterans. In addition to creating powers of attorney, we offer other estate planning services, including:
- Drafting wills
- Creating trusts
- Estate litigation
- Medicaid Planning
- Asset Preservation
- Advance Healthcare Directives
Contact a Putnam County Estate Planning Attorney
If you or a loved one is in need of quality legal representation for estate planning as an active duty service member or veteran, the Law Offices of Andres D. Gil, PLLC is here to help. Attorney Gil has proudly served as a member of the Army Reserves for over a decade and is committed to assisting you in your estate planning matters. Contact our office today for compassionate, knowledgeable representation when you need it most.