Estate Planning Attorney
Life is filled with uncertainty. Here at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, we help our clients prepare for the future by offering an array of estate planning services to give clients control over many things that we worry about on a regular basis. We offer assistance with:
Last Will and Testament
A Last Will and Testament, or will, allows a person to distribute real property and personal property to a person, persons, or entity of their choosing upon their death. Additionally, a will allows you to nominate someone to handle your estate upon your passing and may even allow you to suggest who should care for you if you need to have a Guardian appointed. Do you know who would be entitled to your property if you had an unfortunate passing? Our Estate Planning Attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, understand the in’s and out’s of creating a will and serving the purposes you so desire. We have experienced Will Attorneys ready for your call and looking forward to the opportunity to help you with your estate planning needs.
(Durable) Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney gives a person the ability to designate an agent, or agents, to carry out various legal or financial duties. Sometimes they may be used to allow an agent to act on your behalf when you may not be immediately available or for a specified period of time.
A Durable Power of Attorney allows a person to nominate an agent if that person becomes unable to complete tasks for themselves for health reasons on either a temporary or permanent basis. These can be tailored to be very limited in the power they confer or very broad to cover a large number of issues and contingencies. It is important to discuss what your are trying to accomplish with a Power of Attorney with the legal professional drafting it for you, prior to executing it to ensure that it will meet your needs.
Health Care Power of Attorney
A Health Care Power of Attorney gives a person the ability to designate an agent, or agents, to make medical decisions for them if they become unable to make those decisions for themself. It also allows a person to formalize their desires about how they would like to be cared for in writing. This helps to eliminate potential arguments by family members who may disagree as to how to approach a family member’s illness. This helps to (1) ensure that your dignity is maintained while you are being cared for by others, (2) that your religious preferences are not minimized or compromised, and (3) that your moral preferences are maintained if you become unable to verbalize or express those concerns.
We advise clients to analyze their estate plan every five years, or anytime your family expands or shrinks to make sure the arrangements you have in place will still meet your needs.
If you need assistance creating an estate plan, or updating your current plan, please reach out to one of our experienced Wills Attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson to determine what documents may be necessary to meet your needs. Our Greensboro Estate Planning Lawyers are here for you, contact us today.
Our Will Attorneys can be reached at 336-379-0539 and our office is located at 436 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27401.