Without the proper estate planning documents in place, it is likely that the court system will distribute your assets, and any minor children, according to statutes and court rules. Take control over the disposition of your assets and who will raise your minor children by drafting your estate planning documents ahead of time. Do not leave these important decisions up to the courts. Our attorneys can help you create a will, living will, supplemental needs trust, minor trust, irrevocable trust, or power of attorney.
Powers of Attorney are important documents with a proper estate plan. Generally, a power of attorney is prepared for a client as part of their estate plan, but will not be utilized until the individual becomes unable or less able to manage their affairs due to advanced age or mental or physical illness which interferes with their capacity. We advise clients who would like to give someone else power of attorney for them, as well as advising individuals who are serving as power of attorney for someone else. Also, a special power of attorney can be prepared and used to authorize specific actions like buying or selling real estate.
An Advance Health Care Directive is another document commonly prepared as part of an estate plan. This document gives instruction to someone that you choose about your wishes regarding your end-of-life decisions. This document is generally prepared for the individual holding power of attorney for your medical decisions, to give them direction as to your wishes for life saving or ending treatment.
At Burke Law Group we can help ensure that your final wishes are enacted. We care that the people you trust – your heirs, guardians, or powers of attorney – know your wishes and are given the resources to enact them.
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