We can help you with all aspects of estate planning, including Wills and Powers of Attorney. We can guide you through an estate, whether there was a will or not.
Why prepare a will? An updated will ensures that your assets will be distributed as you intended. Wills and powers of attorney should all be kept updated in order to ease the burden on your beneficiaries when you die. A will plans out what your executors will do to distribute your estate after you pass away. It can set up a trust for your under aged children and name a person to be their guardian.
Powers of Attorney
Powers of Attorney are useful when you are still alive. There are two of them:
The most well known is the Power of Attorney for Property. This allows your attorney to pay your bills and manage your money when you cannot. The lesser known one is a Power of Attorney for Personal Care. This allows your attorney to make end of life and medical decisions when you are incapable of giving your wishes.
Once someone has passed away, we can help prepare any necessary court documents if the estate needs to have probate. In today’s language, “probate” is the Certificate of Appointment of an Estate Trustee, with or without a will. We can also help the executor (the “Trustee”) navigate all of the steps necessary to finish the estate.
Contact Us to set up a consultation for achieving your estate planning goals.