A Plan For The Unplannable
When you hear the terms “trust” or “estate” they may call to mind images of funerals and death. However, there are a number of uses for a trust and estate attorney while you are still living.
For example, a trust and estate attorney can help delegate someone to be vested with your power of attorney for medical or financial purposes. The person you choose to have your power of attorney should be someone that you trust and who clearly understands what you want for your health and your finances.
The power of attorney will activate if you become unable to act on your own. This could be due to a physical ailment, like an intense car accident, a medical condition such as a coma, or the development of a condition that hinders your ability to think clearly such as a type of dementia or Alzheimer’s. When you are legally incapable of acting in your own best interest, your power of attorney will assume control over your medical or financial situation in order to act as you have directed.
With an effective, well-constructed power of attorney, you can make sure that your affairs are maintained as you would have wanted. The best way to ensure that your power of attorney is airtight is a trust and estate attorney should be consulted.
In addition to securing power of attorney, trust and estate attorneys can help you protect your decisions in how you distribute your assets in your will. In the event that you wish to pass some of your assets to someone outside your family, out-of-state, or incapable of directly accepting it, a trust and estate attorney can create a legally binding contract to prevent other members of your family or beneficiaries in your will from contesting these decisions.
Helping You Seek Justice
Whether you are seeking to be proactive in the division of your estate, or you want to have a contingency in place to protect your dignity and assets should you be incapacitated, an experienced trust and estate attorney can be a lifesaving asset. Trust and estate attorneys specialize in wills, trusts, health care directives, probate, and financial power of attorney and can ensure that your wishes are enforced when you are unable to.
Unfortunately, the world of trust and estate planning is competitive and many unscrupulous trust and estate attorneys may try to approach you with plans that profit themselves rather than help you. Luckily, there is a solution: Attorney at Law.
At AAL we have a nationwide network of accredited attorneys and law firms who have an unimpeachable record for client care and ethical practices. At Attorney at Law, we ensure that every firm we partner with meets our strict accountability and ethical standards to guarantee that every one of our members will zealously fight for you and your rights.