An estate plan is more than a will.
A good estate plan is a road map to help you navigate your personal and financial goals while providing protection for your family. Estate planning is essentially looking for ways to preserve assets and constructively plan how to pass as much of your estate to your heirs. Estate planning should address the coordination of the ways you hold title of assets, your beneficiary selections, and the possible transfer of property while you are alive. Regardless of net worth, estate planning is important for all stages of life including those starting a family to generational wealth transfer. Complex strategies may be used by wealthy families to reduce taxes and costs while others may only require a simple will or trust to pass property to their heirs and provide for minor children. At Hawthorne Financial, we can help you understand common estate planning tools such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. We specialize in areas like elder care, giving, inheritance, and trust administration. By coordinating your plan with your attorney and tax professional, we can help you work towards insuring all your interests and wishes work harmoniously to achieve your desired outcomes.