Do You Have A Plan In Place For The Future?
Preparing for the future is always a sound thing to do for your loved ones and yourself. Putting money into a retirement account and saving for a child’s college costs are just a few examples of the many ways that people prepare for the future. Drafting a will and a durable power of attorney are important matters that many people simply don’t get around to, no matter how well-prepared and organized they are otherwise.
I am Naples lawyer Beverly L. Brennan of the Law Offices of Beverly L. Brennan, P.A. With 30 years of experience, I can help you create a plan for the future that takes care of your needs and those of your loved ones.
Let Your Wishes Be Known Through A Well-Drafted Will
A will is the basic estate instrument which dictates who will receive your property. A will can serve a number of other vital functions as well. If you have minor children, your will can be used to designate a guardian for your children. Few parents can imagine leaving such an important question unanswered and up to the court to decide.
Drafting a will also removes any ambiguity regarding your estate. This can minimize conflict amongst your heirs.
Durable Powers Of Attorney, Living Wills And Health Care Proxies
Durable powers of attorney can allow you to appoint someone to take responsibility for your finances should you become incapacitated. If you fail to make such an appointment and become unable to handle your affairs, a relative can petition the court to take control of your finances. Without your guidance, that person may not be someone you would have chosen for such an intimate role.
Living wills allow you to dictate what your wishes are regarding critical medical care and end-of-life decisions.
Designations of Health Care Surrogates (also known as health care proxies or powers of attorney for health care) are used to appoint someone to act as a decision-maker for you regarding your health care, should you become unable to communicate your wishes.
All of these instruments should be used together so that there is no doubt as to your wishes regardless of the circumstances.
Put An End To Your Family’s Uncertainty Today
Don’t let there be any doubt as to what you want to happen should you pass away or become incapacitated. Call my Collier County firm at 239-207-3051, toll-free at 239-207-3051 or simply contact me online today.