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It's hard to talk about estate planning and make preparations for what to do when someone dies. However, protecting your assets during your lifetime and making a plan for what will happen when you pass away will help ease the burden on your loved ones. Having a valid will could make a big difference for your family if you pass away. If you already have a will, but have recently had a big change in your life, such the birth of children, the acquisition of assets, the death of a loved one, or the purchase of a business, consider revisiting your will to ensure that it will have the effect that you want it to.
We can help you by drafting your will either at our office or at another place where you feel comfortable. We are also happy to work in coordination with you and your accountant on more complex wills and estates, including creating trusts, to help you better manage your money.
You may also wish to have a power of attorney and medical representation agreement drafted. A power of attorney will give someone the power to deal with your financial affairs while you are alive, which will be very helpful if you become incapacitated or are unable to attend to urgent matters. A medical representation agreement gives someone the power to make decisions about your medical care should it become necessary if you are unable to make decisions yourself.
If you have had a loved one who has had a stroke, developed dementia or is suffering from decreased cognitive functionality, we can take the necessary steps to enable you to manage your loved one’s affairs. We use plain language to explain the value and potential uses of a power of attorney and representation agreement.
Our goal is to make these important issues as easy as possible for you, so that you can leave us with a sense of relief and comfort in the knowledge that you have protected your family.