Here at Brown Law we listen to your concerns about what is on the horizon for you and your family at all phases of life. Whether you are approaching a time in your life where your future is uncertain or whether you are concerned about providing for your children and pets, we are here to help. Our experienced attorneys can help you probate an estate for a deceased love one. We can structure a tailored estate plan to meet any budget and need. Whether you are looking asset protection or disability planning, we can provide information about all of your legal options, including:
- Power of attorney
- Health care proxy
- Trusts - for family, pets and property,
- Special Needs Trusts- for disabled children or adults
Estate Planning is not only for the wealthy. It is essential for any individual or family who wants to protect their assets.
Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Will?
A Will, also called a Last Will and Testament, is the method by which you transfer assets upon death to the persons or people of your choosing.
Why do I need a Will?
The legislature has decided what will happen to your assets upon your death. Depending on your situation, you may find this is exactly what you want to happen with your property and money. In most case, this is not true and a Will is recommended.
What is a Power of Attorney?
A Power of Attorney is an instrument granting authority to a person of your choosing to act as your financial agent should you become incapacitated or unable to handle your own financial affairs. The person who you grant this power has the authority to handle your financial matters, write checks from your account and make decisions regarding your financial affairs.
What is a Living Will?
A Living Will is an instrument that states your intention to refuse medical treatment and to release healthcare providers from all liability if you become terminally ill and unable to communicate such a refusal.
What is a Health Care Proxy?
A Health Care Proxy is an instrument granting a person of your choosing the right to act as on your behalf and make medical decisions for you should you become incapacitated.
Disclaimer:This publication and the information included in it are not intended to serve as legal advice or a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.
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