Frequently Asked Questions

Estate Planning

Do I Need a Will?

Most people can benefit from a will.  There are lots of good reasons to have a will other than simply having control over how your property is distributed at your death.  For example, a will can allow you to nominate a guardian for your children and can streamline the probate process for your loved ones.

What Is an Advance Directive for Health Care?

An advance directive, also called a “living will,” is a document you can use to describe ahead of time the kind of care you would or would not want in certain end-of-life situations.

What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is  a legal document you use to give another person the authority to act on your behalf and manage your affairs in certain situations.

How Often Should I Review My Estate Plan?

You should review your estate plan at least annually, and after any major life event.

How Can I Change My Will?

You may be able to amend your will by adding a “codicil” to it. However, depending on the type of change you wish to make and other factors, your estate planning attorney may advise you to sign a new will instead of amending your current one.

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