No one likes to think about having a serious accident, getting a debilitating illness, or dying. But, these things happen to people every day. Eventually we all die. It is critical to plan for these events, rather than leaving that burden on your loved ones or in the hands of the State.
Writing A Will
The attorneys of Hurst & Hurst can assist you with your estate planning. Our firm can write a Will for you to ensure that your wishes are followed after you pass. To create a Valid Will you must meet certain requirements — such as being of sound mind. It is important that you create your Will before anything happens to you that would prevent you from being able to do so.
If you die without a Will, your assets will pass according to the intestacy laws of Kentucky. Simply telling your family what your wishes are, is not enough. If you do not have a valid Will it is very likely that things may not be handled according to your wishes without a Will.
Writing A Power Of Attorney
If you are interested in having a Power of Attorney, one of our lawyers would be happy to assist you by preparing the documents. These documents create for you an Attorney In Fact, who is capable of acting on your behalf in certain situations.
You determine the amount of authority you give the Attorney In Fact. You can give the Attorney In Fact the power to do anything for you that you could do for yourself or you can limit them to acting for a single purpose on your behalf. Our attorneys can discuss your options with you and help you decide what is right for you.
Writing A Living Will
A Living Will is a document that allows you to determine, before you reach the end stages of your life, what medical treatments you will tolerate. If you do not wish to be resuscitated or undergo any other medical procedures you can make those decisions ahead of time by having a Living Will. Failing to do so prior to an emergency or incapacitation means that your loved ones have to make the decision for you. Our attorneys can draft a Living Will to help ensure that your wishes are followed.
When you lose a loved one it is necessary to determine quickly who will handle the estate of the deceased. Hopefully, your loved one had a Will that nominated an Executor or Executrix. If not, one will have to be nominated and then registered with the Court.
Hiring a lawyer to help with this can be expensive, but it can also relieve you and your family of a huge burden at a time when you are grieving. Our lawyers are willing to do as much or as little as you would like in assisting during this difficult time. If you would like to hire our firm to explain the process and help get the Executor or Administrator appointed we are more than happy to help you.
How We Can Help With Estate Planning And Probate
For the sake of our loved ones, it is important that we all plan for what will happen after we are gone. The lawyers of Hurst & Hurst can help with some of this planning and we can also help families through the process of dealing with an Estate. If you are interested in having any Estate Planning documents written or need help Probating an Estate please contact the lawyers of Hurst & Hurst.