It’s a big decision to relay your desires about what happens to your assets after you are gone. Don’t leave it up to your family and close friends to make those decisions at the last moment or after you have gone. It is a very stressful time for all, so take a few moments now to make those decisions while you and everyone else has a clear mind.
We will help you create an estate plan at your convenience. Our ‘interview’ process walks you through every step, removing all of the guesswork. Wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and more for everyone in your immediate family.
WHAT IS A WILL?
The heart of every person’s estate plan is a will, also known as a last will and testament. This legal document puts you in control of and determines who inherits your property and who would take care of your children if it were ever necessary. Without a will, state law will step in and determine these issues. Your will also allows you to name an executor (sometimes called a “personal representative”) to carry out our wishes, also, you can appoint a trusted person to manage property left to young people.
Spare your loved ones difficult decisions by mapping out your wishes in advance for medical care and naming someone to carry out your instructions. Includes a Power of Attorney to appoint someone you trust to do all the legal details that you have outlined.
Plan your funeral or other ceremony and ease the burden on your loved ones. Describe your preferences for burial, cremation, memorials, obituaries and more so they won’t have to.
DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY:
A durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (called your “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) will be available to manage the many practical, medical and/or financial decisions that will arise if you become incapacitated. Example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork. In most cases, a durable power of attorney for finances is the best way to take care of tasks like these. You can also give your POA / attorney-in-fact authority over your digital assets.
LETTERS TO YOUR LOVED ONES AND SURVIVORS:
Use a Letter to Survivors to leave your loved ones detailed explanations concerning your decisions. For example, you may want to let them know why you made certain gifts or named a particular person to be your executor. You can also use your letter to leave some thoughts about your life.
TRANSFER UPON DEATH:
Avoid probate and retain control over your property while you’re alive. At death, ownership will automatically transfer to your beneficiary. This can apply to property and bank accounts.
The plan is simple and upon completion your documents will be delivered to you and notarized at that time.*
In most cases, any physical document that makes crystal clear statements about your health care or end-of-life wishes and includes your full name and signature is considered a living will. However, it is extremely important to get your living will notarized by a licensed notary.
Your will won’t do anybody any good if your loved ones can’t find it if you get sick or after you die. Store it someplace safe and clearly labeled, and share the location with your executor. Ideally, you’ll keep it with other important documents in a safe, file cabinet or desk drawer—some place your family would look for it. You do not have to keep it in a lock box that no one has access to, and doing so could delay the probate process after your death.
*For delivery and notarization you must be located in Las Vegas, N Las Vegas or Henderson , NV.