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Be ready for the Best of Life by being prepared for the worst - so you and your family are secure and provided for!
Let's work together to protect your family and your health, your treasured heirlooms, and your hard earned wealth!
Has the COVID 19 Pandemic pushed your financial abilities to the brink of instability? Are you wondering if Filing for Bankruptcy might help you recover and achieve a fresh start? Whether you just want to investigate the benefits of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, or you are already deep in debt and facing an immediate need to prevent foreclosure - contact us and we can help!
These documents attend to who will represent your estate after you pass, and will detail exactly how, when and to whom you want your wealth and belongings to be distributed, and/or your business to move forward. Without these correctly drafted testamentary documents, the government can end up receiving a substantial portion of your estate. Wouldn't you rather keep it in the family, caring for your loved ones, or going to an organization or cause you care about?
In the span of even a couple weeks following a health event, unattended business or insurance matters can turn into financial disaster. If you encounter a health event that requires you to focus all your energy on recovering, a document called a Power of Attorney will allow your chosen representative to handle your business affairs and insurance matters, as well as assist with attending to your appointments.
This document will give you a voice with medical decisions about your treatment or care in the event you are incapable of communicating. This Healthcare Directive can provide your family with incredible peace of mind, being knowledgeable and able to follow your wishes at a difficult time. It gives your chosen representative the authority to demand health providers follow your wishes.
It is best to address the needs for an incapacitated adult or child through other means than Guardianship or Conservatorship, because these involve the removal of an individual's constitutional rights, placing them in the hands of another and should be a last resort. We can explore options when it seems your loved one might need a representative.
If you have Minor Children, or a family member with Special Needs, it is important to discuss the custodial needs that would arise in your absence. These can be addressed in a variety of ways, unique to each family and individual.
When you execute your various planning documents, things can change over time. Families change, estates change, health changes, business changes, and your philosophy can change over time as well - especially as you journey through the different seasons of life. It is important to review your planning documents and update them when changes occur, or at least every five years.
When there is a death in the family there are always more questions than answers, ranging from "Why?" to "What do I do now?" And whether or not the family member had an estate plan, those initial questions still remain. Let us talk you through some of the confusion, guide you on preliminary protection of property and accounts - allowing everyone more time to grieve and adjust.
Not all estates involve lengthy complicated court administrations. The process may be simpler than you expect, whether an Informal or Formal process is required. But if your family is in the unfortunate circumstance of grieving the death of a family member, the last thing you want to be dealing with is the Probate Process. Give yourselves the space to grieve while we help organize and implement this court process.
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