DC Estate Planning Attorneys

Trusted Estate Planning Attorneys

For over two decades, the Antonoplos & Associates team of talented estate planning attorneys has represented high net worth individuals, families, and business owners in DC, and across the nation and overseas to develop wealth and estate planning strategies and solutions that achieve their goals and objectives.

The ability to pass wealth from one generation to the next is a fundamental right that all people should enjoy. Antonoplos & Associates estate planning attorneys pride themselves on taking the time to learn the goals and objectives of our clients and then integrate them into a customized estate plan for our clients.

Top Rated Estate Planning Lawyers

Our clients see us as part of their family and we hope you will as well when it comes time to discuss estate planning and administration. Estate planning allows you to provide for your family by creating a will, establishing a trust, executing a healthcare power of attorney or financial power of attorney, a living will, making funeral arrangements in advance, and more. If you are ready to begin the estate planning process, you need the help of estate planning attorneys with the knowledge to protect the interests of you and your loved ones.

Dedicated To Protecting Your Estate

Antonoplos & Associates estate planning attorneys routinely counsel clients on probate avoidance and tax efficient estates. We employ a state-of-the-art tax planning software to model the tax consequences of estate plans on our clients’ custom needs.

Our Estate Planning Lawyers Assist Clients With:

  • Drafting Simple and Complex Wills, and attending to the execution;
  • Durable General Powers of Attorney, Limited Powers of Attorney;
  • Living Wills, Healthcare Proxies, Medical Visitations and other Medical Directives;
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts;
  • Life Insurance Trusts;
  • Special Needs Trusts;
  • Dynasty Trusts and Family Trusts;
  • Family Partnerships and Family Limited Liability Companies
  • Foundations;
  • Estate and gift Tax Determinations;
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts;

The Estate Planning Process

The Initial Estate Planning Consultation

Thinking about what will happen after you are gone is important. Because estate planning is far too serious to be conducted over the phone or via email, we like to schedule our estate planning consultations with you in person. We promise to keep it as easy as possible.

Initial consultations typically last about 90 minutes. At the initial estate planning consultation, we will review the information you’ve provided us on your estate planning questionnaire to make sure we understand your goals and objectives, as well as your family and financial circumstances, and we will address any special concerns you have. We will design a custom estate plan for how to proceed and then provide you with a fixed fee quote for your basic estate planning documents.

The Fixed Fee Estate Planning Process

If at the conclusion of the initial consultation you decide to hire our law firm, we will provide you with a retainer agreement to review and sign. We ask that you provide us with a credit card authorization at that time.

For basic estate planning documents, we will collect the fixed fee in three portions. First, 20% of the total fee will be charged to you after the initial estate planning consultation. 60% of the estate planning fee will be billed when we deliver draft estate planning documents to you, and the final balance of 20% of the total of the estate planning fee will be collected once we have delivered an electronic or printed file containing your executed estate plan documents.

What’s Included In Estate Planning Legal Fee

The fixed estate planning fee includes preparation of the basic estate planning documents, execution of your estate documents, trust funding instructions, a written summary of the documents, and a detailed written explanation of your estate planning materials. Our clients say our summary documents are crucial to ensuring their understanding of the plan.

Estate Planning Law Practice Areas

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Elder Care Law

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Estate Planning for Non-U.S. Citizens

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Estate Tax Planning

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DC Guardianship Law

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