Wills, powers of attorney and representation agreements
An essential feature of any estate plan is a will that allows an individual to decide how his or her assets will be handled following their death. With proper planning, you will have the peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out and that your family will be cared for. A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint another person to assist you with your financial decision making in the event that in the future, you become legally incompetent. A Representation Agreement allows you to appoint another person to assist you with health care related decision making in the event that you become incompetent and cannot yourself give informed consent to your health care providers.
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Everybody should have a will. Speak to us at Manning Law for all of your estate planning purposes. We can assist you in creating legally binding wills to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of. Through the wills and estate planning process, we will:
- Help you identify your assets while ensuring that all of your real estate, financial accounts, investments, and other assets are accounted for.
- Assist you in sorting out how to distribute your estate to your heirs, and create any testatmentary trusts for minor beneficiaries. We can also assist you if you wish to include charities and other organizations as beneficiaries of your estate.
- Assist you in creating a legally binding power of attorney document. It is vital to have someone in place that you trust to handle your financial affairs in the event that you suffer legal incapacity in the future
- Assist you in creating a Representation Agreement so that you can rest assured that your health care related wishes are followed.
If estate planning documents are not properly prepared, you can create havoc for your loved ones, as well as significantly increase the legal fees and disbursements that your loved ones will have to incur in order to sort out your affairs. It is critical that estate planning documents are prepared correctly by a professional legal advisor. If you don’t have a will, a power of attorney, or a representation agreement, or if you need help and guidance to update your existing will, please, contact Manning Law today.