Planning your estate, or administering your loved one’s estate, can be a difficult time for everyone involved. When it comes to your Will, and your estate plan, it pays to be prepared for when you pass away. When it is you who are tasked with being an executor or a trustee of an estate, you need someone you can trust to quickly wrap up the affairs of the estate and to get you back to normalcy. Below is how we can help you with your estate planning and probate needs:
- Wills: There are many websites out there offering to do your will for less than $100. However, you get what you pay for. We stand by our work, and a contest to any Will that is witnessed and signed in our office has to go through us. That is not a service you can get from “quickie will” sites.
- Durable Powers of Attorney: Due to recent events in the media and advancements in medicine, more and more people are thinking about what may happen if they are put into a position where they cannot make decisions for themselves. However, POAs are powerful documents and should be tailored to match your family situation. We provide such advice and draft POAs to suit your needs.
- Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Living Wills: In light of the above, many people also want to make their wishes known in situations where they are incapacitated due to medical reasons. These documents are complicated, and can have great impact when other people are making medical decisions for you.
- Navigating the probate process: an estate can be straightforward and only require the filing of a couple of documents. Some estates can be incredibly complicated, with many assets and debts to account for, balance, and distribute. We have over 20 years of experience with this sometimes complicated process in Licking County, and can help you with any size estate.