WILLS AND PROBATE

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Death may not be avoidable but our final wishes are in our control. Leave your family with the ability to pursue your final requests by ensuring that the documents required are in order. Planning your estate properly can help your family to avoid probate. By seeking legal counsel for will and estate planning you add an additional level of comfort for your family, much like an insurance policy. Most of us could not imagine living without a life insurance policy but walk around every day without a living will.

The Allen Law Firm has experience and references for complete estate planning involving will, living wills, power of attorney, medical power of attorney, conservatorship guardianship. Below is a guide to help you to recognize estate planning terms.

A will is a document that contains your instructions in the case of your death. Having a will does not avoid probate but can simplify the process.

A living will is a document that communicates your directives regarding your health care in the event that you are unable to voice those directives.

A power of attorney is a document that grants authority to a chosen representative for them to make decisions on your behalf. A power of attorney could allow a designee to make business, financial, and personal decisions in your stead. A Medical Power of Attorney with durable rights should be considered for long-term medical and financial decisions.

A trust can be established for beneficiaries. A trust holds and protects the estate.

Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding wills, trusts estate planning consist of; when should it be done and how expensive is it? It should be done immediately. If a full estate plan is too expensive then you should do one piece at a time for peace of mind. There is not a special age in which to pursue an estate plan. It is recommended that all families with small children establish an estate plan for the benefit of the children.

Estates go into probate in order to conclude any open obligations to taxing authorities and creditors. If the estate has a will then the probate process is heard by the judge and the remaining portion is divided per the will. If the estate does not have a will in place the probate process can become expensive and time consuming. This can lead to emotional dialogue between family members and is one of the reasons it is important to involve an attorney early on.

By planning in advance it could save your family expensive unnecessary legal fees and emotional decisions. By communicating your requests in an established document and having a trusted representative of those wishes chosen you are able to rest easy. If you are looking for a West Columbia Wills and Probate Lawyer, give us a call today.

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