Many people believe that estate planning is only for people who are particularly wealthy, have elaborate schemes in mind for passing their money to their heirs, or for people who are acutely ill and contemplating their death. This could not be farther from the truth! Estate planning is for every husband, wife, mother, father, grandparent, business owner, professional, or anyone else who has someone they care about, are concerned about providing responsibly for their own well-being and for the well-being of those they love, and for anyone who seeks to make a difference in the lives of others after they’re gone. Estate planning is not “death planning”; it’s “life planning”, and an essential and rewarding process for individuals and families who engage in it.
When done properly, estate planning requires that a highly trained individual lead you through one or more in-depth meetings to uncover your hopes, fears, and expectations for yourself and for those who are most important to you. This process almost always requires the preparation of several sophisticated legal documents, but those documents themselves are not “estate planning.” Planning is a process, represented by a complete strategy that is properly documented and maintained by a professional who has taken the time to get to know you, and who is committed to continuing to serve you.
A good estate plan is the key to protecting your family and ensuring that your assets will be managed according to your wishes upon your death or if you become incapacitated. Unlike the prepackaged kits sold in stores or on the internet, The Law Office of Georgina K. Hughes provides personalized estate planning services with careful attention to each client’s unique circumstances. We will personally become fully familiar with your situation and recommend a customized estate plan to maximize the efficiency and benefit of your estate to your family and other beneficiaries.
Estate Planning services include:
- Simple and Complex Wills
- Power of Attorney
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Living Will / Health Care Directive