Estate Planning and Probate Services
- Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills
- Guardianships/ Conservatorships
Everybody should have a will, a power of attorney and a living will. The power of attorney allows another person to manage your affairs when you are alive, but unable to take care of things yourself (it can also be used for convenience). A living will expresses your wishes as to the nature and scope of your health care when you are seriously ill. Finally, a will makes sure your assets will be distributed to whom you choose without interference from outside parties. If you have these three documents, you may never need a guardianship (control of your person by another) or conservatorship (control of your assets by another). Both require instituting probate proceedings. A well-made will results in a speedier, less expensive probate process.