Our attorneys work with clients to create a well-drafted estate plan. We ensure the client’s estate passes to those they wish in the intended manner. Planning ahead and having an efficient estate plan now can protect your family from enduring difficulties in the future. We work at an hourly or flat fee rate to achieve your estate planning goals no matter what stage of the process you may be in presently.
Durable Power of Attorney
The Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) authorizes an Agent to act on your behalf regarding your financial affairs, business, property or any other legal matter when you are unable to handle them yourself. In the event of your incapacity, without a proper DPOA in place, your spouse or other family member would not be able to act on your behalf regarding your finances without first going to the courthouse and initiating a potentially costly and time-consuming guardianship proceeding. Early preparation could save your family time, money, and aggravation in the future.
Healthcare Power of Attorney | Living Will (“Advance Directive”)
The Healthcare Power of Attorney (HCPOA) appoints a trusted individual to make health care decisions for you when you become unable to make those decisions yourself. The HCPOA is structured such that you may either have your Agent use their best judgment in making decisions regarding your healthcare or follow specific instructions outlined in a Living Will.
A Living Will presents the manner in which medical professionals facilitate procedures when you become incapacitated or terminally ill. The two documents are often best when used together in one’s estate plan to remove the difficult, stressful and often emotional decisions required of a health care agent.
Appointing the right person to serve as your health care agent should be someone able to make the difficult choices and act in your best interests during stressful and emotional situations.
Caleb Gregory, Esq.
Caleb works with individuals and households of all professions, ages, and income levels to ensure the right plan is in place.