Proper estate planning is important for many reasons: It may assure that your loved ones are taken care of after your death; it can reduce taxes and save them money; it may ensure that you are in control of decisions over your health and finances when and if you should become disabled.
If you need help with a will, trust or other estate planning issues, our solicitors are here to help. We have the skill and experience to make your estate planning goals come to fruition.
Wills A will is a legal document that allows you to designate who your assets and property will go to after you die.
Testamentary Trusts: A trust is a powerful estate planning tool that can help you set aside money for a loved one.
Living Trusts: A living trust (also known as a grantor trust, revocable trust or inter vivos trust) is created during your lifetime and capable of being amended. It also enables you to avoid probate, unlike a simple will.
Durable Power of Attorney: A power of Attorney allows you to put a trusted friend or family member in charge of your affairs if you become incapacitated.
Health Care Power of Attorney: A health care power of attorney allows you to designate someone you trust to make decisions over your medical treatment if you become incapacitated.
Guardianship of Minors and Disabled Adults: A guardianship gives someone the legal rights and responsibilities of caring for a minor or disabled adult.
Probate/Estate and Trust Administration: If you have lost a loved one, a Solicitor can help you with all of the legal complications involved in identifying and distributing assets to the beneficiaries.