Congratulations on your decision to leave this important legacy to your family and loved ones. Your estate plan will make the management of your estate clear with the help of a skilled attorney. Without an estate plan, the government decides what happens to your property and children. Our Columbia estate planning lawyers are available to guide you through the estate planning process.
It may be unpleasant to think about, but keep in mind that the difficult decisions you make today will save your family and loved ones from the stress of uncertainty should they otherwise have to guess at your wishes.
The typical estate plan consists of four basic documents:
- Last will & testament
- General durable power of attorney
- Health care power of attorney
- Advanced medical directive (living will)
If you are thinking of putting together your estate plan, call our office for a qualified Columbia estate planning lawyer now.
The most important tool in your estate plan.
The primary document that everyone 18 and above needs.
Appoint someone to look after your business affairs when you’re not able to.
Your agent will take care of things when you can’t or choose not to.
Your trusted agent makes the important medical decisions when you aren’t able to.
Appoint someone who knows how you want to be cared for and treated.
Spare your loved ones from making the decision only you can.
Provide documentation ahead of time so your doctors know if you desire (should the situation arise) to be kept on life support.