The individual estate planning services you need are contingent on what exactly you want to do with your money and legacy. Our attorneys work with you to determine which legally-binding documents you need to carry out your goals and wishes before properly authoring and delivering them to the necessary parties.
What is a Last Will & Testament?
This document allows you to detail the distribution of your assets upon your death. When an individual passes away without a will, all of their property is distributed and handled pursuant to the state intestacy laws. Ensuring your assets are distributed the way you want them to be is among the many reasons for having a will. Wills may be amended to keep up with the changes in your life.
What is a Revocable Trust?
A revocable trust allows individuals an effective management tool for their assets during and after their lifetime. As the name suggests, a revocable trust can be changed or revoked by the individual during their lifetime. The benefits of having a revocable trust include privacy, control, avoidance of probate and reduced costs that a will could not provide.
What are Durable Powers of Attorney?
Durable powers of attorney are legal documents that allow you to designate an individual (and alternates) to make choices for you when you cannot make the decisions for yourself. The scope of authority for your designated individual/alternates can be tailored to meet your needs.
What is a Living Will?
A living will establishes your wishes about the use or non-use of artificial life-sustaining treatment in the event that you become terminally ill or permanently unconscious. A living will only affects care that artificially or technologically postpones death. This document may be changed or revoked by you at any time. This document trumps a valid healthcare power of attorney.