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Estate Planning Basics

by | Apr 16, 2021 | Wills and Estates |

Estate planning is very much about life. It is a way to care for yourself while you are still living, and a way to provide for your loved ones who survive you. Two critical estate planning documents that you should have are a Last Will and Testament and a Power of Attorney. You never know what each day may bring, and being prepared for incapacity or death is important not only for your own peace of mind, but for the reality that the practical application of your estate plan may be around the corner. Develop your estate plan today to reflect your wishes for your future rather than use the State’s default laws of estate distributions and fiduciary appointments.

Wills and Powers of Attorney are not the end of what we call your “estate plan.” There are additional safeguards that you may want to put in place. Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Appointments of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains are estate planning tools that you should consider as you establish your estate plan.

We delve more deeply into these topics in our blog posts this week. Please take some time to learn more about Estate Planning by clicking on one or more of the following links:

Do I need a Will?Do I need a Power of Attorney?Living Wills and Health Care Proxies: What’s the Difference?Appointment of Agent to Control DOR

Please contact us with your questions and to discuss your estate plan with an attorney today: (716) 262-9694.