Estate planning, wills, trusts, probate…end-of-life matters can be overwhelming. Batson Nolan PLC’s estate planning lawyers and probate attorneys are here to make preparing easier for you and the ones you love!
Below are 5 Helpful Tips to Assist with the Estate Planning Process:
1) Make a Plan
Meet with an attorney to draft and execute a document that clearly outlines how your assets should be distributed and your debts paid at your death. Also, designate who you think is best suited to assume guardianship of your children.
2) Make a Health Care Directive (or “Living Will”)
A health care directive will express to health care professionals and family members what you do and do not want in the event that you are unable to guide these decisions at the time.
3) Determine a Financial Power of Attorney
A financial power of attorney will allow someone you trust to handle important financial matters should you be unable to do so.
4) Determine a Healthcare Power of Attorney
A healthcare power of attorney can make medical decisions for you should you be unable to do so.
5) Organize and Store Important Documents
Making any important documents easily accessible to your attorney and/or family can save valuable time and cut down on stress.