It can be difficult to think about future and what to do when something unexpected happens. A serious illness or death is not something most clients want to think about but planning for those unexpected life events can help your loved ones honor your wishes in those difficult times.
Many families are vibrant, growing reminders of why clients want to pass on what they have worked so hard to build. In order to do that, you will need to do some estate planning. Estate planning can take many forms, including a Will, powers of attorney, deeds, or trusts. It is important to protect your assets and pass on your legacy by speaking with an estate planning attorney to explore your options.
Clients who have lost a loved one may experience some ease in taking care of their loved one’s affairs after they pass when their wishes have been laid out clearly in legal documents. A probate attorney can guide you through the probate process and help you understand what options you might have to make probate quicker or more cost effective by exploring alternatives to probate. An attorney who is also a skilled negotiator may also be able to help you through a difficult, contested probate matter.