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An Estate Plan is not just a way to preserve your legacy, it is a plan to protect you and your family from life’s events. Whether you are planning for your loved ones, your favored charities, or the transition of your family business, the attorneys at Alexis Allen Law will assist you with all aspects of estate planning including:
· Wills and trusts
· Making lifetime gifts
· Special needs planning
· Powers of Attorney and end-of-life designations
Whether your plan is a simple, straightforward bequest of your assets to your loved ones or a more complex plan that endures for following generations, Alexis Allen Law will assist you in creating flexibility for your estate plan through the use of wills and trusts, or other available tools to meet your personal objectives.
Drafting your documents
Whether you prefer a will or a trust, a well drafted document is essential. A last will and testament or trust will ensure that your property is distributed to your intended beneficiaries, whether a spouse, domestic partner, your children, friends or a charity. Without a will or trust, the distribution of your property will be determined by state law; and, other decisions may be made by the courts, for example, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – solutions that might not reflect your own desires.
A Declaration of a Guardian allows you to designate who you prefer to care for your minor child in the event that you are unable to make such decisions.
Powers of attorney are essential to name and authorize your desired representative to act for you in the event that you are incapacitated or disabled. Powers of attorney may also avoid the necessity of a guardianship and allow you to nominate your own guardian in the event guardianship becomes necessary. A healthcare directive – commonly referred to as a living will – sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. Powers of attorney and a healthcare directive are essential to assure that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored. The attorneys at Alexis Allen Law will draft sound legal documents that reflect your wishes and intent.
Changes to your plan
As the law or your life circumstances change, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your documents periodically to keep them current and reflective of your personal objectives. We will draft clear, articulate documents that provide flexibility in the near term and will work with you to update your plan to address changes in your family status, financial situation, business, tax and philanthropic interests, as well as lifestyle considerations.
- Name Changes
- Modifying Child Support
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- Spousal Support
- Step-Parent Adoptions
- Estate Planning
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