An estate plan that informs your family and those close to you exactly how you want your estate distributed after your death, how you want to be cared for during your last illness, and who you want to make decisions for you if you reach a point in your life when you cannot do this for yourself is the most valuable asset you can give.
Barbara C. Litten will meet with you and discuss all of these matters, and, together with you, prepare an estate plan that puts your mind at ease because you know your family and others will have precise instructions about how to handle your affairs, and your family and others will be comfortable because they know they are carrying out your wishes.
Meet with Barbara C. Litten to discuss the options, such as revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives, and learn about the purpose and benefits of each of these testamentary instruments and how such instruments might work for you. Meetings are held privately and your information is kept in confidence. The consultation begins with an evaluation of your current documents because, often, these documents, with minor changes and amendments, can continue to be used.
When a person dies without a will or a trust, the state in which the decedent resides at the time of his or her death will apply its laws of intestate succession to the estate. While generally, these laws conform to the way most people distribute their estates, these laws cannot be an exact substitute for a personally crafted estate plan which is prepared based upon your personal knowledge of your family and loved ones.
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