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What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is essentially making efforts to “get your affairs in order” so that in the event of your death or incapacitation your family members will know how you would want things to be handled. Our firm will assist you with your complete estate plan, including the following:
PREPARATION OF A WILL
A will is a document that provides your representative or executor with instructions of how to distribute your assets after you have passed away.
PREPARATION OF A DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
A Durable General Power of Attorney appoints someone to act on your behalf in the event you are unable to take care of your own affairs while you are still alive. This would enable your “attorney,” i.e. the representative you choose to take care of your affairs if you are unable to do so, to pay your bills, manage your financial affairs and the like if you are incapacitated for any reason.
LIVING WILL AND HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY
A Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney will appoint someone to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you should become incapacitated and be unable to make such decisions for yourself, such as after an accident or traumatic injury. This document will also provide end-of-life instructions so your agent will know how you desire to handle such a situation.
Our Estate Planning Lawyer can also assist you with setting up or modifying a trust, in appropriate circumstances.