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Your Final Wishes
You hear people refer to their last will and testament often, but what does that phrase really mean? In short, a will indicates what your last wishes are and how you’d like them to be carried out. This may include financial instruction or indicate who you’d like to look after any young children you might have. Trusts are very similar to wills but can be enacted while the trustor is still alive. Trusts most often deal with financial and property matters, while wills serve to provide a little bit of security for the decedent’s living relatives.
If you combine wills, trusts and the probate process, you’ll have a good idea of what estate planning is. Everyone has an estate, whether rich or poor. Your estate can include any property you own, your possessions and your finances. This planning stage plays an important role in providing you and your family with a secure future. When a loved one passes away, the last thing you want to do is pay off their debts and sort through legal documents. Contact our office today and let our expert team take care of the hassle for you.
Guardianship and Conservatorship
You’ve probably heard of a guardian before. They’re individuals appointed by the court to look after children under the age of 18. This guardian is responsible for any financial and medical decisions regarding the child. Similarly, a conservatorship grants an individual responsibility for important life decisions of another person. A conservatorship is not appointed, however, but often requested by the individual who needs care. A power of attorney is another option, although this is often created years in advance.
Let the team at William D. Fore, P.A. take a little bit of your stress away. Contact us today and we’ll help you set up a plan for the future. Give our office a call to get started.