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Do you have a car, a home or other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture or personal possessions? Then you have an estate. Almost everyone has one. If you don’t make a plan for how your estate will be handled when you die, who will? Will you leave your life’s work and your family’s future to the courts, the state or to chance?
If something happens to you, what happens to your money, property, and possessions? Don’t leave it to chance. 1-800-LAW-FIRM can help you make a legal plan, designate power of attorney, and give you peace of mind - at a price you can afford.
Be confident that your spouse and family know your wishes in the event of a loss. Specify a guardian for your children and your pets. Name the executor of your estate. Help them avoid the delays and costs of probate. Your family and your financial situation changes over time; so do the laws and regulations. Estate planning should be an ongoing process in every adult’s life.
Protect your health, your wishes and your rights. If you become temporarily or permanently disabled, who will pay your bills and handle your financial matters? Who has the legal authority to make medical decisions if you are not able to make them on your own? Who will make sure your end of life decisions and final arrangements are known – and followed?
Appoint someone to make medical treatment decisions if and when you cannot tell the doctors what you want.
How will you make sure your medical directives are followed if you are unable to communicate due to illness or injury? Our estate planning attorneys will help you put together an estate plan that’s right for you. Call us or fill out the contact form on this page to get started.
Your doctor can discuss your medical records with your family or Patient Advocate, right? Wrong. Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), medical providers such as hospitals, doctors' offices, or clinics must have written authorization to release medical records to anybody that is not the patient including a spouse or other family members.