What is a Will and Estate Planning Attorney?
A will and estate planning attorney is tasked with explaining to their clients the specific ramifications that come with estate planning and advising on how best to proceed with the will, trust and overall process. Lawyers specializing in this area of law work with their clients to draft and finalize crucial documents which pertain to the individual’s property. They can focus on how matters are handled after a person’s death or can begin the process during their client’s lifetime.
What is the Difference Between a Will and Estate plan?
An estate plan is a comprehensive plan that includes a:
- Last will and testamentary (or addendums thereto)
- Medical directive and power of attorney
- Financial power of attorney
A living will is one part of an estate plan and provides information about how property should be distributed once a person is no longer living.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Will Created by an Attorney?
Often, people believe that creating their own will is the best course of action. However, by doing so, they may miss crucial legalities. This is where an estate attorney comes in. They can help ensure that:
- A will is protected and stored safely.
- That any of the laws surrounding inheritances are followed – recommending only the most effective choices.
- There are no errors within the will.
- Loved ones the spared the cost of hiring an attorney to settle matters after they’ve passed.
What Are the Benefits of Hiring an Attorney for Estate Planning?
Settling an estate is complicated due to the many different aspects involved. So, it’s always a good idea to seek assistance from an attorney who specializes in this field. The benefits that come with hiring an experienced and knowledgeable estate attorney include:
- Ensuring that each estate plan is error-free: an essential that will save time, money and emotional distress for all involved.
- Assisting with making any necessary updates within estate planning documents throughout the persons lifetime.
- Assuring loved ones experience minimized taxes related to settling an estate.
- Receiving a customized estate plan that fits individual requirements.
- Expediting the process and reducing confusion when it comes time for the documents to be referenced.
Do You Need an Estate Planning Attorney?
Estate planning is an important task. One error, missing document or signature could change the intent of the will or trust. So, it’s essential to hire an experienced estate planning attorney to take control and draft all the documentation.
But errors aren’t the only reason why you should consider an estate planning attorney. By using an Estate Attorney, you can ensure that:
- All documentation is legally valid.
- All the correct information is in the will or trust (for example who the financial power of attorney is and who is inheriting what).
- Complex financial or family situations are addressed with the process.
Wills and Estate Legal Professionals
There’s rarely an opportune time to work on your estate planning. Like most of us, you’ve probably been thinking about it for some time, but are unsure how to take the first step or are uncomfortable discussing the inevitable. Whatever the issue, we are here to help you take the first step and make the process as easy as possible. Your loved ones will appreciate you did and you’ll rest better knowing your estate, affairs and personal decisions will be carried out according to your wishes.
The process is surprisingly quick and easy. We can meet you in person or handle everything over the phone or via email.
Below are some (not all) of the estate planning related services we provide.
Areas of Practice:
- Last Will and Testamentary (or addendums thereto);
- Medical Directive and Power of Attorney;
- Financial Power of Attorney
Contact Brian J. Bean
Are you looking for a Will and Estate Attorney? Look no further than attorney Brian J. Bean. With years of experience within the industry, Brian has the knowledge to provide clients with the information they need for estate planning. Whether it’s assistance with the last will and testamentary, the medical directive or the financial power of attorney, we’re on hand to help. Call us today to or fill our out online form to request a 45 minute consultation.