Having a legally valid will can ease the burden on your family and loved ones who must decide what happens to your possessions when you become incapacitated or die. Your assets may include real estate, bank accounts, and life insurance policies, as well as personal property, such as furniture or jewelry. In addition, our attorneys can help you with important end-of-life decisions which may include the appointment of a tutor for your minor children and whether you receive life-sustaining medical intervention.
A SUCCESSION/PROBATE ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU:
- Write a will
- Designate individuals to act on your behalf if you become disabled or incapacitated.
- Assist with naming tutors for minor children
- Create living wills and health care directives
- Handle probate and successions through the courts
- Wills: Use a will to pass your property on to loved ones, friends, or organizations. You can also use a will to name an executor and tutor for young children.
- Trusts: Use a living trust to distribute property and minimize or avoid probate.
- Durable Power of Attorney: A durable power of attorney names an individual to make legal or financial decisions on your behalf if you become unable to make decisions for yourself.
- Healthcare Power of Attorney: A health care power of attorney grants authority to another person to make decisions concerning your health care should you become ill or incapacitated.
- Living Will: A living will documents the type of health care you want to receive, or not receive. Your loved ones will appreciate knowing your wishes when you can no longer speak for yourself.
YOUR FAMILY WILL THANK YOU
Although it may seem morbid to think about what will happen after your death, preparing a thoughtful end of life plan will ease the burden on your family during difficult times. Our attorneys can help with your questions and minimize confusion and costs of probate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILLS AND SUCCESSIONS
Every end of life plan will differ according to an individual’s specific needs. The wide variety of options that are available can be overwhelming and confusing. Consulting with an experienced attorney at Barham & Warner, L.L.C. can help your family make these and many other important decisions following your death or incapacity. To consult with one of our attorneys about your specific end of life needs, contact us today.