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What Does an Estate Attorney Do?


An estate attorney is a legal body tasked to assist in the process of estate planning, which is to prepare for the handling of one’s wealth and estate after his or her death. The services of estate attorneys reach a variety of areas where estate law and estate planning is concerned.

For instance, estate attorneys, or estate attorneys South Africa, will assist their clients in the drafting and implementation of legal documents. This includes wills and trusts. The estate attorney will arrange for the transfer of assets from the deceased individual to the heirs and beneficiaries. An Estate attorney also assists his client to devise ways in which to reduce taxes and fees which may be imposed on the estate. This requires knowledge of tax law. Estate attorneys also assist in matters such as retrenchment plans, life insurance policies, and charitable contributions. The details of a well-crafted estate plan run deep and the process should be properly researched, and the matter consulted with an estate attorney. An estate attorney can also advise and on matters such as a living will or health care power of attorney, as well as draft the documentation related to each specific scenario.

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