Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Wills, Trust, Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning
I know you don’t want to think about dying, or getting in a car accident and being in a coma. But don’t you want you and your family to be protected when and if those things do happen? Wills, Trusts and other Estate Planning devices protect your family if you die. They let the court, your loved ones, and everyone else know exactly what you want done with your assets. They can tell everyone who you want to have protected and even make sure it happens. Who is going to take care of your children if something happens to you? Who is going to own your wedding ring? Your prized baseball card collection? You don’t want your family bickering over small things at such a difficult time.
The same goes with a Power of Attorney document. These address who can direct your finances, your health care and all of your affairs if you are unable to. You should have the say on who can make these important decisions, and only Power of Attorney and Living Will documents can do this.
When a loved one dies the last thing you want to think about is filing for an estate with the Probate Court. And you shouldn’t. First you’ll need to take care of yourself and your grieving loved ones. A few weeks later we’ll all sit down and talk about where to go from there. Probate Court can be very intimidating. Having an attorney present can make getting on with your life just a little bit easier, and even a bit can go a long way at such a difficult time.