Estate planning is an important process which enables a family to develop a plan that ensures their assets and interests are both protected and accurately distributed according to their wishes in the event of their passing.
Last Will and Testament:
A last will and testament, also simply referred to as a "will", is the legal document which identifies a person's wishes regarding his or her property and assets in the event of their passing. In your will, you may identify who you have selected to be the executor to handle issues relating to your estate.
Your last will and testament also allows you to designate the individual you have chosen to be the guardian of your children.
Other common items listed in a Will may include, but are not limited to:
A Living Will is a document that allows you to make important wishes known to your family, friends, clergymen and physicians regarding medical situations such as, your choice to be resuscitated or not in the event you stop breathing or your heart stops, or your choice regarding being kept alive by artificial means.
A living will can be very helpful and even comforting in difficult times to family members as well, as they know the decisions in these difficult situations are your wishes, and they do not have to make the life or death choices for you.
If you require experienced legal advice and representation from a qualified Last Will and Testament & Living Will attorney (lawyer), please call our offices to schedule a confidential legal consultation.