Getting Your Documents In Order Ensures Your Wishes Are Known
Making a will and making choices regarding your estate are best done before a crisis happens. Everyone can benefit from thinking these issues through and taking action to lay out certain decisions now rather than later. You may think that estate planning is something that you do not need to consider yet. However, a crisis may strike at any time. Thoughtful preparation and planning is the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones.
Call an experienced Richmond wills lawyer at 804-767-6850 to learn how we can help.
Legal Solutions So You Can Make The Most Of Your Estate
At Bowen Ten Long & Bal, PC, we know how difficult it can be to begin considering questions related to estate planning. Our goal is to help you understand how your wishes for the future can become a concrete plan that will benefit you and your loved ones. With over 125 years’ combined experience, our attorneys have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you build an estate plan that can give you and your family peace of mind. A solid plan can help guide your loved ones should a dispute arise after you are gone.
What Should An Estate Plan Include?
Our lawyers can help you protect your assets from estate tax in Virginia. We can also help you to write a will. Strong estate plans can include:
- Wills — A well-thought-out will can minimize the potential for conflict among your loved ones, as well as allow you to clearly communicate your wishes regarding your estate and make them enforceable.
- Powers of attorney — Powers of attorney allow you to grant certain decision-making authority to someone you know and trust. You can create a power of attorney to designate someone to make choices for you regarding medical care or financial decisions in the event you are unable to do so for yourself. Deciding who to appoint now can give you peace of mind in knowing that, should you need that type of help, someone you trust will be there to act on your behalf.
- Living wills — A living will allows you to communicate your wishes regarding the steps you are comfortable with medical providers taking to save your life.
Together, these tools can be used to build a family crisis plan that will make sure the people you have chosen are making decisions, unnecessary tax burdens and government interference are avoided, and your loved ones are taken care of.
Meet With Our Estate Planning Attorneys
When you are making choices about your estate, it is important that you have representation you can trust. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Richmond estate planning attorneys, call 804-767-6850 or contact us online.