Nearly everyone has dealt with the mourning process after losing a loved one. If the person who passed away was close to you, perhaps a family member, then there was also the issue of the decedent’s will and estate that needed to be taken care of after they were gone.
Even those of us who are relatively young (or young at heart) would be wise to address our own estate planning and make some of the important decisions about our assets and belongings sooner, rather than later.
There are many advantages to creating a will and deciding what to include within the document known as a health care directive. The topic may seem morbid to healthy, busy people in the prime of life, but these documents can be of great help if the unthinkable takes place.
Estate Attorneys in Boca Raton, FL, work with clients to help them sort out the issues that are important in estate planning. Whether clients are married or single, young or old, parents of children, or childless, having a will and an estate plan is equally important for ensuring that their wishes will be carried out.
An initial appointment with the Estate Attorneys in Boca Raton, FL, can help you understand more about the reasons that may be preventing you from delaying this important step in adult life any longer.
Laws regarding probate in each location are subject to changes. What may have happened to a person’s estate if they died without a will in place may not be the same thing that happens to an estate in the future.
Most people who have assets or even some sentimental property, such as inherited jewelry or other family heirlooms, will want to designate the person who would receive those items in the event of their death.
The Estate Attorneys in Boca Raton, FL, can guide their clients through the process of filling out the forms that can be used to draw up a last will and testament, ensuring that anything you currently own will have a designated heir when the time comes.
Other documents that are often completed at the same time as a will include Health Care Directives, which may have also been known as “Living Wills” in the past. This document can help you make choices about who will act on your behalf for important medical decisions that would need to be made if you were incapacitated. For more information, please contact Loughlin Law, P.A.