Does your family know what you want done when you die? Have you signed a Last Will and Testament to provide instructions for the passing of your assets? Would you also like to protect assets for the use of your family in the event you are injured or incapacitated? Do you know what a Trust is and how it can help you manage your assets during your life AND after your death? Did you know that you can leave a lasting comment about your beliefs in your Will. This is known as the “Testament” portion of your Will, yet so many people do not even realize they can declare this in their Will! Historically the Last Will & Testament has included both portions, yet modern society seems only concerned with assets and who gets what rather than learning about the person and knowing their final belief through the Testament introduction statement portion of the Will. It is the statement of who you are, not just your name!
Do you know the answer to these questions – and more – for yourself? Your parents? Your children?
The law answers these questions for you, but only if you don’t answer these questions (and others) in a way that meets the legal standards.
Families are the foundation of who we all are and how we live. If, like me, you are a parent, you understand the desire to take care of your family. If, like me, you have gradually aging family members, like a mom or dad, then you cherish being able to take care of them and respect their wishes.
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over your life and your children’s lives without proper planning, such as a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will about life support issues, or other advance directive documents.
By meeting with an attorney while you are mentally and physically healthy and able to make your own decisions, you can set in place your wishes with the right plan, the right documents, executed in the right way. Then you’ll minimize the need to go to court where a judge will decide what you and your family are allowed to do based on statutes.
Statutes are for the protection of the general public, but may not match your desires.
No one can promise that nothing will happen to them. Everyone can be ready for the unexpected.
✓You can get the advice you need to protect your wishes and your family.
✓You can be prepared should the need arise.
✓You can have peace of mind for yourself, your children, and your parents by getting personal affairs in order, legally protected…
… and that includes having “Estate Planning and Healthcare Surrogate” documents ready for when life happens.
In today’s world, it is more important than ever before to discuss with your family, including your aging parents and your maturing children, the need for a solid, legally-binding plan to protect you and your loved ones.
Let me put my decades of experience – as a parent, a child, a wife, and an attorney – to work for you…