DC Estate Planning Law
Washington DC Estate Planning Attorneys
Expert Estate Planning Attorneys
At Antonoplos & Associates, our team of estate planning attorneys have been helping individuals, families, and business owners in the Washington D.C. area and beyond, plan and protect their estates for over two decades. Our goal is to understand our clients’ unique goals and develop customized estate planning strategies to achieve them.
We believe that the ability to pass wealth from one generation to the next is a fundamental right and we take the time to get to know our clients and their families, in order to create an estate plan that best fits their individual needs. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing personalized service and become an important part of our clients’ families.
Our firm is dedicated to protecting your estate and to make sure it will pass to the intended beneficiaries. This can include creating a will, establishing a trust, executing powers of attorney, making funeral arrangements, and more. We also employ state-of-the-art tax planning software to model the tax consequences of estate plans based on our clients’ custom needs.
Our attorneys are experts in their field and can provide legal advice and counsel on probate avoidance and tax-efficient derivatives. We have extensive experience working with clients throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and are ready to help you with all your legal needs. Contact us at 202-803-5676 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.
Our Estate Planning Lawyers Help 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
- Estate and Gift Tax Determinations;
- Charitable Remainder Trusts;
The Estate Planning Process.
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 the drafted estate planning documents, and the final balance of 20% of the total fee will be collected once we have delivered an electronic or printed file containing your executed estate plan documents.
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. This allows us to build a relationship with you while keeping the process 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. After this portion of the consult, we will design a custom estate plan geared to towards your needs and then provide you with a fixed fee quote for your basic estate planning 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. For more information regarding our DC estate planning attorneys, call us at 202-803-5676 or directly schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
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