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