Many people avoid making decisions related to their last illness, incapacity, and what should happen with their possessions in the event they were to die, usually because it can be an uncomfortable subject to think about. However, taking action early and setting out an estate plan can ultimately ease the strain on individuals and their loved ones when these issues inevitably arise. The majority of family disputes surface when it is not clear what the incapacitated or deceased person would have wanted. Many of these conflicts can be avoided by simply making a written record of what your wishes are in the event of your incapacity or death.
An estate plan should focus on two issues: your wishes regarding what should happen to your person should you become ill or incapacitated, and your wishes regarding what should happen with your property. There are a number of options available when it comes to estate planning, and we discuss these options thoroughly with our clients to make sure that their goals are accomplished.