The word “Estate” refers to a person’s belongings – his or her businesses, money, land, homes, cars – all of their possessions. Estate planning is just making arrangements for loved ones after you die and determining how your estate will be distributed. Our estate planning services include a Last Will and Testament or a will; a Medical Power of Attorney; a Financial Power of Attorney and a Right to Die Declaration.
A will or “last will and testament” is a legal document that describes a person’s wishes about what should happen to their property after he or she dies. It can also appoint a guardian for your children or pets.
An olographic will must be written, dated, and signed in the handwriting of the person making the will, also known as the testator. The date may appear anywhere in the will, the testator must sign the testament at the end of the testament. A notarial will must be in writing and signed before a notary and two competent witnesses. The person making the will, also known as the testator, has to declare that the will is his or her last testament and then sign his or her name at the end of the testament and on every page of the [...]
If you care about what happens to your belongings after you die, then yes, you need a will. It does not matter how little or how much you have.
A financial power of attorney grants a trusted person (will be known as the agent) the authority to act on your behalf in all financial matters in the event you become unable to act. The agent can legally manage your finances and property, including conducting financial transactions on your behalf. A Financial Power of Attorney can specifically limit an agent’s authority. The appointed agent is legally required to act in a manner that is consistent with your wishes.
A medical power of attorney grants a trusted person the authority to act on your behalf in all medical matters in the event you become unable to act.
It is signed statement advising your loved ones of your wishes in the event you find yourself in a terminal or permanently unconscious state. It gives you the opportunity to state that you do not want life-sustaining procedures to prolong your death and that you would like to die naturally with only the medical care necessary to provide comfort.