Planning for the future can seem like a daunting task, but it is one of the most important things you can do for your family. Estate planning is the process by which you formalize in writing how you would like your assets and possessions to be distributed upon your death. This can be achieved with something as simple as a Last Will and Testament, or something a little more complicated, a Living Revocable Trust, which is often a better option for many individuals and families. These ensure that your assets are protected and end up in the right hands.
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Another part of the estate planning process is the preparation of what is collectively referred to as ancillary documents. These include such things as a Durable Power of Attorney, Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Will, Advance Directive, HIPAA Waiver, Declaration of Pre-Need Guardian, Final Disposition Authorization and Instructions, and more. Unlike a Will or Revocable Trust, many of these documents provide guidance and instructions for healthcare and other decisions while you are still alive, but possibly incapacitated or unable to communicate.
The Will and/or Revocable Trust, combined with the ancillary documents, work together to ensure that your end-of-life decisions are respected and your assets are distributed the way you want them to be. Artemis Family Law Group is ready to answer any questions you may have about the estate planning process as well as begin preparing the appropriate documents for you today.
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