TRUSTS & ESTATES LAWYER
Services include Last Will & Testament, Living Will/Advanced Directive, Power of Attorney, Estate Planning and Asset Protection/Medicaid Planning
Some of the most important plans that you can make during your lifetime are those that will direct your family and loved ones as to your wishes in the event of your death. From something as simple as drafting a Last Will and Testament, to more complex estate planning issues, I have the knowledge and experience to advise you and help you put plans in place that will make the administration of your estate and the distribution of your assets as straightforward and painless as possible. I have also helped many clients protect their assets from Medicaid recovery in the event that it becomes necessary for them to qualify for Medicaid for eventual long-term nursing care. And, when the time comes, I can assist your family with probating and bringing final settlement to your estate. If you are in need of any of these services, call my office or fill-out the online form to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation appointment today.
Last Will & Testament
Are you planning for the future? Speaking with an attorney can help you make sure your assets are properly divided based on your wishes. Whether your estate is worth $10 or $10 million, having a legally sufficient last will and testament is one of the best gifts you can leave your family with when you’re gone.
Living Will/Advanced Directive
If you are unable to speak for yourself a Living Will maps out the types of medical treatment you would like to receive at the end of life. It let’s medical professionals know specific decisions, such as artificial nutrition, mechanical ventilation and whether or not you choose to be an organ donor.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney gives legal authorization to a person in individual to make choices for someone who is deemed unfit to make decisions for themselves. A Power of Attorney principal determines what issues this person can handle, primarily financially, medically and personal items. No matter the extent of the power, proper drafting of documents is essential.
Estate planning is a very serious matter. A mistake on an estate document could wind up costing you a fortune. Consider seeking legal counsel when drafting your documents, hundreds of thousands of dollars could be on the line. The time to begin drafting your estate plan is today!
Asset Protection/Medicaid Planning
There are a large amount of adults who do not understand their health care rights. This can cost individuals, and their families, thousands of dollars of medical expenses that could have been prevented if they sought out the answers. Medical planning is something that many people don’t want to think about but long-term care is a simple fact that many have to face. The time to start planning for the essential cost is now. With proper planning, you may be able to shield all or most of your assets from eventual Medicare recovery.
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