Wills and Powers of Attorney
Let us help you leave a legacy and not a headache for your loved ones. Most people think that they have plenty of time to ‘get around’ to estate planning. In reality, most people do indeed have that luxury. Sadly, many people pass away unexpectedly and do not have the necessary arrangements or documents in place to ensure their legacy is protected. We can help you navigate the process and make sure that the details are taken care of accordingly.
Coupled with estate planning is the importance of having powers of attorney that can be relied upon in a moment of need. These documents can be crucial and yet are so often overlooked. These are the power wielding documents that allow a trusted individual to step into your shoes and make important decisions on your behalf if you are incapable of doing so. This authority can relate to healthcare decisions and/or financial decisions.
Over the years, many clients assume that their spouse can make decisions on their behalf while parents also assume they can make decisions on behalf of their children without these critical documents. While in some circumstances, that may be true, the general rule is if you aren’t the power of attorney, you have no authority to make that decision on behalf of your loved one. When your loved one is in the hospital and is unable to make an important decision about their healthcare is not the time to think about a power of attorney. As the saying goes, plan for the worst and hope for the best. We can discuss these documents in conjunction with Will drafting or as standalone documents. Let’s talk.
We also offer Estate Administration services. We understand that you are already dealing with the loss of a loved one — let us help take some of the burden off you and your family and we can assist with the administration.