Do I need a will? Do I need a trust? What is the difference between a will and a trust? Should I have a medical power of attorney?
These are some of the many questions people ask themselves when trying to protect their hard-earned assets. Estate planning should be an essential part of every person’s financial planning. An estate plan provides protection both during your life and after you have passed away, making sure your money, home and other assets carry on to the right individuals.
This plan also allows you to give specific instructions regarding your medical care, your property, and who will have the authority to make decisions on your behalf. Estate planning can also protect your assets from creditors and taxes and can even protect minor children and young beneficiaries.
A skilled estate planning attorney provides the best protection for life’s uncertainties, as well as guidance through any probate process that is needed.
Why Do I Need An Attorney for Estate Planning Documents?
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 estate planning attorney, you are paying for his or her extensive knowledge and understanding of the law. We know what questions to ask to determine what you truly want and will often uncover issues clients never considered. These estate planning documents are like insurance for your wishes and your lifestyle.
Be aware of changes in the law, or your life that can affect the effect of a will or other estate planning documents. If you already have an estate plan, we recommended a review of your documents at least once every four years.
Why William “Zac” White?
We are 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. Mr. White also carries a master’s degree in international economics and finance, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business.