Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney
Having an understanding of simple wills, Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters and Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will for Health Care Matters is important. Robert Howard Law can educate you about the functions of these documents, and draft or revise them at a reasonable price.
Estate planning begins with an informal meeting with a client to discuss their individual family situation, needs, and wishes to determine what type of estate planning would best suit their circumstances. Issues raised range from guardianship of minor children and providing for their futures, to how to how to best assist an aging parent who is no longer able to make decisions on their own. Medicaid law and the impact of nursing home costs should be reviewed in relation to your estate plan.
Legal documents are then drafted to assure that the client’s wishes are carried out. For some clients, a simple Will suffices.
Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney ensure that a client’s end-of-life wishes are carried out, and Durable General Powers Attorney can assure that an individual’s financial and other life circumstances are attended to in the event of illness.
A Revocable Trust may be established as a will substitute and to minimize probate costs.