PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE IN THE PRESENT
Most people want to plan for the future, but they simply don't take the time to do so, fearing that it will be overly complex, EXPENSIVE or time-consuming. Attorney Elizabeth iles will quickly and efficiently discuss your estate planning options and devise a plan that is appropriate.
Our services include:
Last Will & Testament
A last will & testament provides clear direction over the distribution of your estate upon your passing, and may help to avoid legal and emotional challenges for your loved ones.
Medical Power Of Attorney
A medical power of attorney allows the agent to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to make such decisions due to an incapacity.
Statutory Power of Attorney
A statutory power of attorney is a simple, inexpensive, and reliable way to arrange for someone to manage your finances if you become incapacitated (unable to make decisions for yourself).
Living Wills/Directive to Physicians
This document allows you to make the decision on your medical care if you are unable to speak at the time regarding life support measures.
By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want, avoid unnecessary suffering and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief. You also help reduce confusion or disagreement about the choices you would want people to make on your behalf.
Revocable Living Trusts
A trust is another way of transferring wealth and other assets with the ability of maintaining control over the timing and age of which the distributions are made to the beneficiary. They are a great tool in estate planning for families with young children. They also have the benefit of avoiding the probate process if structured properly. Ms. Iles can help determine whether they are appropriate for your estate.
Supplemental Needs Trust
Supplemental needs trusts (also known as "special needs" trusts) are an important component of planning for a disabled child (even though the child may be an adult at the time the trust is created or funded). These trusts allow a disabled beneficiary to receive inheritances, gifts, lawsuit settlements, or other funds and yet not lose her eligibility for certain government programs. The trusts are drafted so that the funds will not be considered to belong to the beneficiary in determining her eligibility for public benefits.
ADDITIONAL Services offered
Online estate planning
Comprehensive in-office estate planning
Tax planning trust