Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney are the mundane details of life that most of us don’t want to deal with.
Don’t do that.
Each of these is among the most important documents you should acquire in life.
We work in these areas of law daily. We understand the nuances needed and how to work with family members. What might seem easy or even could be a “why do it” thought, these documents are extremely important. None of us can predict when a life event could unforeseeably change your life, or someone’s life who’s close to you.
About wills: If you don’t have a will, get one now.
People don’t realize how important a will is. In a will, you can specify who will manage your wishes after your death, you can specify who will get specific items or money from your estate, and you can express your wishes as to who you want to raise your children in your absence.
While there are many websites where you can do a will, because of the special requirements of the courts, it’s always best to consult with an attorney. If you fill out something incorrectly, or miss a form, your work could be unrecognized by the courts. We can help make sure that everything is done correctly, completely and filed appropriately.
If you don’t have a will, please call us now so we can get started on this. Do it for your spouse, your children, your pets (we’re not kidding), your parents, your favorite charities and organizations. Don’t let the state do what it wants with your property. Get a will and say how you want your estate distributed.
Living wills are almost as important as wills.
These documents define what actions you want undertaken if you’re unable to make healthcare decisions yourself. This might be after a catastrophic health event or any event that leaves you unable to communicate.
A living will does two things: It ensures that your wishes for your care are followed; It removes the burden of care and end of life care from your family members.
When a family member suffers a catastrophic event, other family members are so overwhelmed that decisions about care can become a conflict within the family. This heightens the stress already felt by everyone involved.
Get a living will. Remove the burden from your family by stating your wishes. We can help you.
Powers of Attorney are usually brought into play when a person (usually an elderly person, but can be anyone of any age) cannot make proper decisions about life on their own. These decisions can involve daily financial decisions, dealing with healthcare, deciding where someone will live.
When elderly parents are involved, this can be a delicate situation between siblings and the parents themselves.
We are very experienced dealing with families and courts on these matters and how to bring everyone involved into a common understanding.
If you need help gaining powers of attorney, let us help you move forward with this very personal decision. We’ve been there. We understand. We know this area of law well. We want to help.