No one likes to plan for when they've passed away, but by doing your estate planning now you will not only secure your legacy, but you will spare your loved ones the stress and expense that comes with having to manage your affairs during their time of grief.
An effective estate plan should also address any periods of incapacity during your lifetime. By entering in to a Durable Financial Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney while you can, you eliminate the need for your family to seek appointment from the courts to serve as your guardian or conservator when you are no longer able to manage your financial or medical affairs.
In the event that your family member no longer has the capacity to do their estate planning and needs to seek a Guardianship or Conservatorship, we can assist you with navigating that process through the probate court.
Our estate planning attorneys bring both compassion and many years of professional as well as personal experience to the planning process. We meet with each client in person to discuss your wishes and gain an understanding of your family circumstances before we recommend the best approach for handling your estate and incapacity planning.
From there, our estate planning attorneys will help you draw up a legally binding Will or Trust document that ensures your assets will be distributed according to your wishes. We can also help you with preparing Powers of Attorney (Financial or Healthcare), Living Will, or a succession plan for your small business.
The RISM LLC legal team will work with you regardless of the size of the estate to create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your individual needs. Our clients include: