Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will. These are very important documents wherein you set directions for your care and future course in life and for the passing of your property after your death.
- Last Will and Testament: Learn the purposes and benefits of having a will. A Will is an important document that requires particular care in drafting and in executing. It designates the passing of property from the deceased and can also provide for the care and maintenance of children. We would be happy to assist you in creating a Last Will and Testament.
- A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes someone else to assist you in making and carrying out important decisions for you during your life if you lose the capacity to decide and act for yourself. This document can save time, expense and stress in the event someone suddenly becomes incapacitated.
- A document appointing a HealthCare Surrogate is very important and is often combined with the Durable Power of Attorney. It authorizes someone to make healthcare decisions for the grantor in the event of incapacity.
- A Living Will reflects your intention that your life not be prolonged by artificial life support and other methods that are not effective in bringing about your recovery and you essentially have no potential for recovery. You need to make your intentions known.
We would be happy to spend time with you in assisting you in drafting these documents.
Probate is the passing of property from a deceased person to his/her rightful heirs and beneficiaries. Sometimes there are ways to avoid having to probate an estate. It requires adequate planning. We would be pleased to have the opportunity to provide guidance to you for an efficient and effective way to save money and time following the loss of a loved one.
Sometimes overwhelming and major debt is incurred and it just can’t be avoided. Our law provides ways to address that debt under special circumstances. Bankruptcy is not something to be desired outside those special circumstances, but it can be an appropriate direction and very useful under the right circumstances in relieving unbearable financial stress that can build into even greater problems for the debtor and for others. (We don’t handle Bankruptcy but we can investigate other possible avenues or we can refer the matter to those who do.)