Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship
Most people do not like to think about the realities of illness or death, however; it is something that is better to be prepared for than responded to. Based upon my own personal experience and also those of others, I have a desire to insure that people understand how to provide for a disability or death through estate planning documents which should be periodically updated:
- Powers of Attorney
- Community Property Agreements
- Health Care Directives
In my military capacity as legal officer, I assisted deploying soldiers with estate planning documents. As people become older, they may need legal assistance to protect their assests. After the passing of an individual it may be necessary to probate an estate to insure that creditors’ claims have been paid and distributions have been legally made.