Making plans for the end of your life is never an easy task, but it is one of the most critical things you can do for your family. A Will guides your family in knowing how you want your estate handled and distributed. If you have children, your Will can protect them in many ways, from placing your estate in a trust for their benefit to designating a guardian for minor children.It is also important to have a Power of Attorney so that your financial affairs are looked after by someone you trust if you are not able to do so yourself. And if there comes a time when you cannot make health-care decisions for yourself, you can ensure that your wishes will be followed if you have a Health Care Power of Attorney and a Living Will.It is especially important for you to create or revise your Will and Powers of Attorney if you have gone through a life-changing event such as:
- Separation or Divorce
- Marriage or Remarriage
- Had a child
Before drafting your Will and Powers of Attorney, the experienced attorneys at Passenant & Shearin Law will meet with you to understand your goals and wishes in distributing your estate, as well as how you would like to be taken care of in the event you cannot make decision for yourself. The final documents they prepare for you will give you the peace of mind to know that your estate will be distributed the way you want it, your children will be protected, and your wishes will be followed.