An effective estate plan is an important gift that you should provide to your family. The protection offered by estate planning, both financially and emotionally, can save your family unnecessary distraction in difficult times.
At Ropes & Gray, the Private Client Group lawyers provide comprehensive estate planning advice covering wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, and tax planning and general succession strategies. Their technical focus and broad experience is enhanced by their experience in serving as trustees.
Many practical questions and concerns arise during the planning process. For example, you may be unsure about the form your children’s inheritance should take—does it make sense to leave everything outright to them, or would it make sense to incorporate an ongoing trust arrangement in your plan? Ropes & Gray’s experienced Private Client Group lawyers can explain how a trust can protect property from a child’s creditors or a divorcing spouse, advise about selecting fiduciaries and help you understand a range of alternatives for structuring ongoing trusts.