Power of Attorney / Wills

By , June 14, 2016

Last Will and Testament

Did you ever catch yourself saying, “I need to have my Will prepared” or “I would never want to be hooked up to life support”?

In our busy schedules, it is very easy to let these simple things pass by.  However, for a minimal amount of time and cost, you can control the decisions relating to your family and financial affairs after your decease.

A Last Will and Testament directs the distribution of assets, reduces costs of estate administration, appoints guardians for children, states burial wishes, and allows the appointment of the person to be in charge of making the decisions regarding your estate.

The more decisions you make now, and proper planning for the orderly continuance of family and financial affairs, will place your family more at ease when making it through tough times of dealing with your loss.

Should you not have a Will upon your decease, the Probate Court will be forced to make those decisions for you, pursuant to Ohio statutes.  Who do you want to make the decisions?

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Living Will

A In addition to a Last Will And Testament, we encourage our clients to prepare a Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care and a Living Will.

A Living Will is a document declaring your wishes on how you are to be treated if you are in a terminal or permanently unconscious state.  In other words, you make the decision that you do not want your dying to be artificially prolonged and that your treating physician should terminate life support.

On the other hand, the Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care designates an individual to make health care decisions, pursuant to your wishes, in the unfortunate situation you do not have the capacity to do so yourself.

Together, these documents allow you to make those difficult decisions concerning your final health care wishes, which in turn will provide relief upon your family members.

We encourage our clients to contact us to discuss options concerning their estate planning.  Moreover, we encourage our clients to update any previous estate planning documents if there have been any significant changes in their lives, such as recently married or divorced, a new child(ren), new assets,  etc.

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