The term Estate Planning is often misunderstood and involves much more than simply creating a will. At The Law Office of L. M. Jones, we will prepare documents that direct your health care and financial affairs. We will work closely with you to identify your unique estate planning goals and ensure your last wishes are properly carried out in the following estate planning documentation:
Wills are the most recognized aspect of estate planning and usually the simplest for planning the distribution of an estate. It is what directs a person you elected prior to your death on how to resolve your affairs, pay your bills, and distribute any property that is left once you pass away. At The Law Office of L. M. Jones, we will help you make an informed decision regarding the best plan for you and your family.
Durable Power of Attorney
Creating a “durable” power of attorney is an important part of estate planning because it is a legal document that authorizes someone you select to do the following on your behalf if you become incapacitated or disabled:
- Make health care decisions
- Buy or sell items
- Manage your business
- Collect Debts
- Invest money
- Cash checks
- Manage financial matters
When preparing the “durable” power of attorney, The Law Office of L. M. Jones will help you consider all the important factors and choose someone you can trust to ensure your assets and medical decisions are handled appropriately.
Health Care Directives/Living Wills
A health care directive, also known as a living will, is a written document that informs others of your wishes regarding medical treatment and other health care needs in advance should there ever come a time when you are unable to express yourself due to injury or illness. At The Law Office of L. M. Jones, we work with individuals and families who want to ensure their medical wishes are respected.