Plan For Your Future
With a little forethought, you can make your passing easier on your family and loved ones. Estate planning encompasses not only your Last Will and Testament, but protects you prior to your death.
By preparing Advanced Directives and a Health Care Agent, your family will know how you want to be treated throughout the aging process in a situation where you are unable to express your own wishes.
As we age, we slow down. By appointing someone you trust as your Power of Attorney, you are enabling them to assist you with day to day needs such as banking and bill paying. This will give both you and your loved ones peace of mind to know that your daily needs are being met.
Often when a loved one dies, the family does not know how to proceed. By leaving clear cut Burial Instructions, you will be able to assist them in the decision making process. At every consultation this matter will be discussed along with the possibility of obtaining a pre-paid burial account.
The legacy you leave is written in your Last Will and Testament. You get to choose who to leave your assets to and how. Certain circumstances require individual attention such as the age or special needs of a beneficiary and you will want to protect their inheritance for them by appointing a guardian or creating a trust. Also through this document you are able to leave specific items to an individual or institution for their own use.
Other Ways the Probate Court Can Help You
The Probate Court is not only designed to assist in decedent estates, but can also assist in other areas such as:
- Parental rights and transfer of custody
- Name changes.
Richard P. Lawlor has the experience to guide you through other Probate matters.