April 19, 2019
By Lloyd A. Welling, Esq.
Most folks simply associate Estate Planning with having either a Will or a Trust. However, in reality, there is usually a bit more to than that. If you want to protect your hard earned legacy, protect your family and ensure that your final wishes are carried out, you’ll probably want to make sure that your estate plan includes a few other things as well.
Here a list of the basic documents that should be part of your plan:
A Last Will and Testament and/or a Trust
A Durable Power of Attorney
A letter of intent or instruction to your heirs
A Healthcare Power of Attorney and/or Living Will
Guardianship and Trustee designations for minor children or heirs
Does your estate plan measure up? If not, now might be time to have your estate plan reviewed and updated.
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So, if you've been procrastinating about getting your own estate planning affairs in order, stop. Give us a call today at (412) 381-7370 to schedule your free legal consultation or visit our law firm online. You'll be glad you did!