Wills & estates planning
When you reach certain milestones in your life, it’s important that you consider your estate plan. We can help you by preparing wills, powers of attorney, or representation agreements on your behalf. And if you have complex assets, we can work with financial professionals to ensure that your estate will be dealt with efficiently.
Your will deals with your property upon your death. When making a will, you'll need to consider who you would like to have act as your executor and your alternate executor. You'll also need to consider whom you would like to benefit from your estate, whether it be your spouse, your children, or other friends or relatives. If you have minor children, you'll need to consider whom you would like to be their guardian.
A power of attorney allows someone to act on your behalf with respect to your financial affairs. Most people think of a power of attorney as coming into effect only when someone becomes mentally incompetent; however, a power of attorney can be useful in other situations. For example, if you are on vacation and out of the country, your attorney will be able to act on your behalf.
A medical representation agreement is essentially a power of attorney for medical decisions only. If you are unable to make medical decisions on your own behalf for any reason, the medical representation agreement will give someone else the power to do that for you.