Estate Planning

The Law Office of Nigel M. Atwell: Estate Planner

Are you married with children?  Are you unmarried and cohabiting with a partner with whom you own assets jointly?  Are you single with a child or children?  Are you retired?  Do you own a small business?  Have you divorced recently?  If you fall into any one or more of those categories and own a home, own other assets that might not pass by virtue of a beneficiary designation, have not planned for the care and financial support of your children in the event you pass, or you have not planned who will make health care decisions for you if you are incapacitated, then you must prepare a basic estate plan.  You must plan to ensure that your assets pass in accordance with your wishes, to secure the care and support of your children following your death, and to ensure that someone you trust will manage those assets and your healthcare decisions in the event you are unable to do so.

The firm has prepared estate plans for individuals and couples in Washington which include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Healthcare directives
  • Financial power of attorney

The firm has a unique interest in preparing estate plans for collectors of fine art.  The firm also has experience handling disputes with long-term care insurance providers and long term care, palliative care or assisted living facilities.

The Law Office of Nigel M. Atwell:  A Seasoned Washington D.C. Estate Planner

We invite you for a free initial consultation to learn how we can be your partner in preparing your estate plan.