Estate Planning

Do I need a will?  What about a trust?  Should I have a medical power of attorney?

Estate planning should be an essential part of every person’s financial planning. An estate plan provides protection both during a person’s life and after they pass away. This plan allows individuals to give specific instructions regarding their own medical care, their property, and who will have the authority to make decisions on their behalf. This plan can also protect an individual’s assets from creditors and taxes. An estate plan can even protect minor children and young beneficiaries. A skilled estate planning attorney provides the best protection for life’s uncertainties.

Why Do I Need An Attorney?

Many people are turning to discount websites or fill-in-the-blank forms to obtain estate planning documents. These products may seem fast and easy, but a small error or oversight (or reliance on a legal myth) can cost loved ones a great deal of confusion, heartache, and money. Such a mistake may also cause a document to be void and unenforceable. An experienced estate planning attorney can navigate around the legal traps and hazards and provide a document that does exactly what you want. When you hire an attorney, you are paying for his or her extensive knowledge and understanding of the law. Our attorneys know what questions to ask to determine what you truly want and will often cover issues clients never considered. These documents are like insurance for your wishes and your lifestyle.

Be aware changes in the law or your life can affect the effect of a will or other estate planning documents. If you already have an estate plan, we recommended an attorney review your documents at least once every four years.

Why William “Zac” White?

William “Zac” White is experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of estate planning and probate law. A thorough understanding of this area of law is necessary to provide documents that carry out your wishes to the fullest extent.