Life and Estate Planning is about determining your path through both life and death.... more
Life and Estate Planning is about determining your path through both life and death. By preparing we can control a small piece of our future. We can protect ourselves by ensuring that our wishes are documented and our voice preserved, even during a medical or mental incapacity. We can protect those we love and who depend on us by evaluating their needs and planning our estate, no matter the ... view profile
Donna Dorothy Grotenberg is an attorney with the Will & Trust Center and practices... more
Donna Dorothy Grotenberg is an attorney with the Will & Trust Center and practices in the area of estate planning. Using an array of techniques, she helps clients protect the well-being of their families and shield their wealth from taxes, probate and creditors. Prior to joining Creative Planning, Donna held the position of Assistant Vice President of Estate Administration with Kanaly Trust in... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.