Protecting Your Legacy Begins With Your Plan
A lot of people put off creating an estate plan because they think it is either “too soon,” or that they need to wait until a certain turbulence in their life settles down first. The truth is, none of us know the future, and protecting what we already have for our loved ones and ourselves is always a prudent step to take, no matter what stage of life you are in. Whether you need to establish an estate plan for yourself or need legal assistance to administer the probate of your loved one’s estate, our office can help.
At Kalled Law Offices, PLLC, we see the amount of care and work our clients put into their business and personal lives. We believe strongly that the same level of care and work should also be invested to protect what you have worked so hard to build and to ensure that in the event of the unexpected, your wishes regarding your healthcare and your property will be managed the way you want. Call us today to get started: 603-945-7259.
Some Things You Need To Think About
You may have some general ideas in mind about how you want your property to be distributed after you pass. But planning for what will happen after their death is not the only form of estate planning people need to consider. Some people are focused on having their estate avoid Probate Court administration. For others, that may not be a big issue.
In order to achieve your goals, there are many choices to be considered and made. To help you navigate these complex circumstances, our attorneys offer our clients a planning package that makes your wishes clear to your family, your loved ones, and the professionals who attend to your needs. The package includes:
- Will: A will creates a clear directive regarding what shall be done with your property and income, but it only becomes effective upon your death. To manage your possessions, income or health care before your death, other instruments are needed in addition to a will.
- Trust: A trust is simply a contract between you and a trusted loved one or friend that provides for the use and benefit of your property and income both during your life and after it has ended. It is often managed by you and a third party during your life and by the third party after you pass. A desirable benefit of trusts is that you control their terms, and they are normally administered outside of the Probate Court.
- Durable power of attorney: This document names one or more people whom you trust to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf, either when you are unavailable, or in the event you are legally unable to make the decision for yourself.
- Health care directives: These are normally comprised of a health care power of attorney and a living will. Together, these documents make clear what your wishes are for medical intervention, for nutrition and hydration, and for resuscitative measures when you are unable, because of your medical condition, to make the decisions on your own.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in many areas of the law, including business and family law. This broad knowledge enhances their skills as estate planning attorneys to advise you and support your estate planning and estate administration needs, no matter how uncommon or unusual they may seem.
It Is Time To Start Planning
After decades of working with estates with varying levels of assets and conflict issues, we know how to protect your life’s accumulations and earnings, and how to prevent unwanted chaos among family and friends after an unexpected passing. Take the initiative in your estate planning, and give yourself and your loved ones the gift of peace of mind. Call our estate planning attorneys at 603-945-7259, or contact them using this email form.