During this time of crisis and anxiety, we want everyone to remain safe and healthy. It is also important to plan ahead and legally protect your family as much as you can.
We are available to prepare Estate Plans, including Powers of Attorney for Healthcare Decision Making. Here are 4 considerations as you think about creating or updating an estate plan:
1. Most of the work can be done remotely
We are able to coordinate by email, telephone, and video conference through Zoom to gather information, discuss strategy and even review draft documents. A brief appointment to sign in front of socially distant witnesses is the only in-person requirement.
2. Your wishes must be in writing to be fulfilled
Whether you are nominating a guardian for minor children or trusting a responsible friend or family member to carry out your healthcare decision making or financial planning, relying on informal discussions can backfire and create a legacy of unnecessary conflict – or no enforceable plan at all.
3. Proper Estate Planning Saves You Time and Money
Advance planning with Powers of Attorney and Trust or Titling documents avoids the need for costly guardianships and expensive, time-consuming probate court and confusion in a crisis.
4. Any planning is better than no planning
Whether you would like a comprehensive trust package to avoid probate and transfer your assets through a private, out of court process or you simply want to be covered with healthcare directives, we are available to meet your need.
For questions or a complimentary phone consult, call Hansen & Hildebrand, S.C. at (414) 273-2422
The Hansen & Hildebrand Family Law Team also practices in the following areas: