Why do I need an Estate Attorney?
Customized estate plans for your personal needs
There are three essential estate planning documents that
every adult with assets or children should have:
Last Will and Testament – This document will designate the person you would like to administer your estate. It may designate a funeral agent to take care of your funeral arrangements. It will also provide for the disposition of the assets in your individual name and appoint the guardians and trustees for your minor children. In this critical document, you are able to control the disposition of your assets at your passing and may set up trusts to provide asset protection for your intended beneficiaries.
Health Care Proxy/Living Will – This document will name a person to make medical decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make these important decisions for yourself. It will address your intentions with respect to life-sustaining treatment and end of life decision making.
General Durable Power of Attorney – This document will designate one or more individuals to make financial decisions on your behalf. Should you become incapacitated, this document is vital in order to allow for the management of your financial affairs, including the filing of annual income tax returns, payment of bills, management of financial assets, to name a few. This document will also allow you to designate whether and to what extent you would like your Attorney-in-Fact to have control over your Digital Assets.