Every estate plan should include a Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney and a General Durable Power of Attorney.
Depending upon the size of your estate, we may recommend a simple will. If you have a minor child or minor children, we may recommend a testamentary trust. If the value your estate is large, it may be better to have your assets held in trust and have a pour-over will as a back-up.
Estate planning can accomplish many different goals, such as avoiding probate, lowering estate taxes, and directing the distribution of your property upon your death. It can also comfort you in knowing you have the necessary documents on hand naming persons to assist you in making financial and/or medical decisions should you be unable to make medical and/or financial decisions for yourself.