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Having up to date estate planning arrangements in the form of Powers of Attorney and Wills, at least, is crucial to peace of mind as well as actual preparedness. Use your Will and Powers of Attorney to specify who you want to help you if you need help – either while you are alive or after you’re gone – and what you want others to do to assist you when necessary.
You get to name your “Agent under Power of Attorney” and your “Health Care Agent” as well as your beneficiaries, Executor and Trustees under your Will – and their substitutes or backups - and say how you want events to unfold when you can no longer be in charge yourself. If you have plans in place, now is a good time to review.
Protect Your Assets, Your Family And Your Future
Estate planning involves making arrangements for how your affairs will be handled if you experience a serious injury, illness or death. Your estate plan typically consists of legal documents such as a Will, powers of attorney and trust, but can also consist of arrangements such as deeds, pay-on-death beneficiary endorsements, joint ownership with right of survivorship, etc.
Every estate plan is different and must be customized to your individual needs and concerns. At Marks Elder Law, we work one-on-one with our clients to tailor your estate plan to your unique circumstances. Our lawyers in Western Pennsylvania can even work with your financial adviser, accountant or other professionals as needed.
The Importance Of Having An Estate Plan
Drafting an estate plan now to state your wishes for later is essential as it allows you to declare how you want your affairs handled and by whom. If you become disabled or pass away without an estate plan in place, your wishes may be unknown, questioned or not followed. Your estate may go through the probate process unnecessarily, or where an impersonal judge may make important decisions about you.
Creating an estate plan with our attorneys can help to avoid or reduce significant legal problems and expenses for your family. Additionally, most aspects of your planned estate are flexible and can be changed at any time.
We offer a wide range of estate planning services, including:
- Last will and testament
- Living trust or revocable trust
- Irrevocable trust
- Special needs trust
- Asset protection trust
- Gifting and tax planning
- Financial power of attorney
- Health care power of attorney and living will
- Long-term care planning
- Deeds and asset transfers
- Planning with IRAs, 401ks, etc.
Experienced Estate Planning Attorney In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Whether you are considering creating a new will, power of attorney or estate plan, or making changes to an existing plan, Marks Elder Law can help. We are known for providing personalized and detailed estate planning and elder law services to families and individuals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our lawyers are friendly, professional and knowledgeable about all areas of estate planning. We can answer all your questions as we guide you through the process of drafting a thorough estate plan.
Get Estate Planning Advice At A Free Initial Consultation
Let us help you with your estate plan. Call our Pittsburgh law firm today at 412-415-7586 or contact us by email to learn more during a free consultation! We offer payment plan options to make your services more affordable.