Thank you for considering LeRoy Peterson Law to assist you with your Estate Planning. Whether you are just getting started or need to make changes to an existing plan – we have a team ready to help.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Estate Plans can be a simple or as complex as you need them to be. During the initial consultation (either in-person or virtually) you will share with us your current health and financial situations, family dynamics, and what you desire for your plan. Throughout this discussion, our team can answer your questions and discuss a variety of solutions to meet your needs.
- Together we will select the elements that your plan will include, such as Power of Attorneys, Last Will and Testaments, Living Wills, and Trusts.
- You will be presented with an outline of our fee structure and timeline to approve.
- Once approved, we will begin to create your personalized Estate Plan.
There are no guarantees for tomorrow, so make sure you are prepared today. Proper Estate Planning is the greatest gift you can give your loved ones. Don’t make them navigate your death without a roadmap to follow.
Call us today: 402.718.8888. Together we will prepare your Estate Plan.
Selecting a Power of Attorney
The most important thing to do when you begin to get your affairs in order is to select your Power of Attorney. This is someone who will make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to make them for yourself. You may select one person to handle everything. Or you can divide the responsibilities and name someone to handle financial decisions and another to direct your health care decisions.
Creating a Last Will & Testament
In your Last Will & Testament, you will select your Personal Representative (the person in charge of your Estate after you pass away) and give them a set of written instructions so they can properly carry out your wishes. Your Last Will & Testament can be as simple or complex as you’d like. Just make sure you have one. If you pass without a Will, your assets will be divided through an Intestate Probate Proceeding – which can be a lengthy process and may not be how you would want your estate handled.
Understanding Living Wills and Trusts
A Living Will specifies what actions should be taken for your health if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself because of illness or incapacity. For example, if there is no hope for recovery, would you prefer to be kept alive by artificial means or pass away naturally?
The other documents to consider are Trusts, especially if you plan to leave inheritance to a minor. Trusts provide guidelines on how the minor will have access to your assets.
These documents are not necessary, but many find them beneficial and a key aspect to their Estate Plan. We will work together to create a plan that works best for your situation.
CONTACT US TODAY TO START YOUR ESTATE PLAN: 402.718.8888