Estate Planning

Campbell Miller Law offers tailored estate planning solutions to individuals and families that reflect each client’s unique circumstances and wishes. A properly designed estate plan will provide peace of mind and ensure that your legal affairs will be in order and that your family will have the necessary legal documents to handle the situation without undue stress if you become incapacitated or die.

UNDERSTANDING ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning involves utilizing a range of legal documents and strategies designed to assist with the management of an individual’s affairs during their lifetime and to distribute their assets according to their wishes upon death. Estate planning is not solely for wealthy or elderly individuals, but rather, is a proactive step that benefits individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages. Creating an estate plan before the need arises will save you money, ensure your wishes are followed, and help to avoid family conflict and delays in asset distribution upon death.

ESTATE PLAN CORE COMPONENTS

Our estate planning services include reviewing your existing documents, and updating or preparing:

Wills, Codicils, Trusts

These foundational documents outline how an individual’s assets will be distributed upon their death, appoint guardians for minor children, and designate executors to oversee the administration of the estate.

Burial Wishes

Estate plans may include provisions detailing the individual’s preferences for funeral arrangements, burial or cremation, and other related matters. By documenting these preferences, individuals can provide clarity and guidance to their loved ones during a challenging time.

Powers of Attorney (Financial, Health Care, Child Care)

These legal instruments grant designated individuals the authority to make financial, healthcare, and childcare decisions on behalf of the principal in the event of their incapacity. By specifying trusted agents to act on their behalf, individuals can ensure that their affairs are managed according to their wishes even if they are unable to do so themselves.

Relationship Agreements

For unmarried couples or individuals in non-traditional relationships, relationship agreements can serve as a means of clarifying property rights, financial obligations, and other aspects of the relationship that may impact estate planning.

Advanced Health Care Directives (Living Will)

Also known as Living Wills, these documents articulate an individual’s preferences regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care. By expressing their wishes in advance, individuals can spare their loved ones from the burden of making difficult decisions during times of crisis.

Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds

These legal instruments allow individuals to transfer real property to designated beneficiaries upon their death without the need for probate. By avoiding the probate process, individuals can streamline the transfer of real estate assets and minimize administrative costs.

Wills, Codicils, Trusts

These foundational documents outline how an individual’s assets will be distributed upon their death, appoint guardians for minor children, and designate executors to oversee the administration of the estate.

Burial Wishes

Estate plans may include provisions detailing the individual’s preferences for funeral arrangements, burial or cremation, and other related matters. By documenting these preferences, individuals can provide clarity and guidance to their loved ones during a challenging time.

Powers of Attorney (Financial, Health Care, Child Care)

These legal instruments grant designated individuals the authority to make financial, healthcare, and childcare decisions on behalf of the principal in the event of their incapacity. By specifying trusted agents to act on their behalf, individuals can ensure that their affairs are managed according to their wishes even if they are unable to do so themselves.

Relationship Agreements

For unmarried couples or individuals in non-traditional relationships, relationship agreements can serve as a means of clarifying property rights, financial obligations, and other aspects of the relationship that may impact estate planning.

Advanced Health Care Directives (Living Will)

Also known as Living Wills, these documents articulate an individual’s preferences regarding medical treatment and end-of-life care. By expressing their wishes in advance, individuals can spare their loved ones from the burden of making difficult decisions during times of crisis.

Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds

These legal instruments allow individuals to transfer real property to designated beneficiaries upon their death without the need for probate. By avoiding the probate process, individuals can streamline the transfer of real estate assets and minimize administrative costs.

We look forward to getting to know you and creating an estate plan for you which will give you peace of mind and the assurance that your wishes will be carried out. 

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