While it may be tempting to, you’re better off hiring an attorney. An estate planning attorney will make sure that you leave nothing up to chance.
Also, keep in mind that there’s more to estate planning than your last will and testament.
It’s important to remember that anrequires much more than 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.
Always choose an attorney with experience in elder law. That way, they’ll be able to provide the guidance and documents you need for your situation.
Who else knows better than an elder law attorney how to write legally-sound estate plans?
Your estate plan will determine how your assets and properties are distributed to beneficiaries. A probate court judge will determine if your estate plan meets your state’s legal requirements.
To make sure a judge authenticates your estate plans, you’ll want to hire an experienced attorney.
Life has a habit of changing our goals and expectations. For example, it may have originally been your dream to travel during retirement. But these plans can quickly unravel when you break a hip or are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
We understand wanting to be optimistic about the future. But it’s also important that you have estate plans ready for the worst-case scenario. For example, estate planning can help you protect assets from nursing home spend-downs.
Your estate planning attorney is a stranger. This will make it easy for them to be neutral about the people in your life. For example, you may love your teenage grandson. But it may not be wise to grant him complete access to his inheritance right away.
An attorney can help you remain impartial during estate planning.
In the end, it’s important that you have an attorney who’s on your side. Estate planning involves many crucial decisions that will impact your future. It’s best to hire an attorney with the proper experience in estate planning.
Estate planning is a difficult but necessary process to ensure your family’s peace of mind. Our lawyers can help you throughout the entire process, from start to finish.
Our estate planning lawyers are proud to serve Grand Rapids and Ionia. To request a legal consultation, contact Peterson Paletta Balice today. We’d be more than happy to help you with your estate planning documents.