How Elder Law Attorneys Help with Estate Planning
There’s more to estate planning than writing a will. Even a simple will should be scrutinized by our estate planning attorney who has extensive experience in elder law.
You’re much better off working with an estate attorney than having loved ones argue over your will once you’re gone. Our attorney will make sure you have the correct documents in place so assets are distributed according to your last wishes.
Getting Help With Estate Planning
Continue reading to learn how our elder law attorney can help you or a loved one start estate planning today.
Our estate planning lawyer can help with:
- Living trusts
- Asset protection
- Power of attorney
- Living wills and health care directives
- Probate avoidance
- And more!
Get Comprehensive Estate Planning
It’s important to remember that an estate planning checklist requires much more than just a will. For example, do you want to leave instructions for end-of-life medical care? If so, you’ll want to check into living wills and other advance directives. Our estate attorney has the necessary experience in elder law to be able to provide the documents you need for your unique circumstances.
Avoid Will Disputes
Who else knows better than our elder law attorney how to write legally-sound estate plans? When you die, your estate plan will determine how your assets and properties are distributed to beneficiaries. In probate court, your estate planning documents will be scrutinized by a judge to see if they meet the legal requirements for your state. To make sure your estate plans are authenticated, you’ll want to hire our elder law attorney who has experience with estate planning.
Accommodate Shifting Priorities
Life has a way of changing our goals and expectations. For example, it may have originally been your dream to travel during retirement. However, these plans can quickly unravel when you break a hip or are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
While we understand wanting to be optimistic about the future, you’ll also want to have estate plans ready for the worst case scenario. For example, estate planning documents can help you protect assets from a Medicaid spend down.
Benefit from Objective Legal Advice
Our attorney can be a voice of reason when making estate plans. It’s not uncommon for people to abandon common sense because they aren’t able to judge the people in their lives objectively. Since our estate planning attorney is a stranger, it’ll be easier for him to be objective about the people in your life. For example, while you may love your teenage grandson, it may not be a good idea to give him complete access to his inheritance right away. Our attorney can help you remain objective during.
Attorney Douglas H. McPhail is dedicated to helping clients achieve peace of mind through estate planning. We can help you create your last will and testament, living trust, and other legal documents. To request a consultation with our estate planning attorney in Norton Shores MI, call (231) 799-4994.