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Key Topics: Wills, Trusts, General/Financial Powers of Attorney, Medical Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives/Living Wills, and Dispositions of Last Remains
If you are interested in learning about estate planning, we will ask you fill out a questionnaire with information about your family and personal circumstances. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter W. Bullard, PC will meet with you to explain estate planning and how each of the documents might help you and your family during life and after death. Estate Planning might also include special needs trusts for adults or children with special needs.
Everyone should consider having an estate plan, both to plan for the distribution of assets after death but also to plan for possible incapacity during life. Although many individuals would like to wait until they “need” these documents, we encourage individuals to put these documents in place so that they are available when needed. Sometimes waiting leads to additional costs and when documents are needed it may be too late to put them in place.
When a family member or friend dies, there are often many questions. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter W. Bullard, PC talk to clients about whether a probate administration is necessary or a small estate administration can be used to gather and distribute the assets of the deceased person. If probate administration and filing documents with the court is necessary, the attorneys can assist the client to carry out such tasks.
Elder Law (Guardianships and Conservatorships)
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter W. Bullard, PC can help aging individuals or individuals with special needs who are becoming adults and their family members, by educating about options to avoid requesting the appointment of a Guardian or Conservator as well as what the process looks like when requesting such appointment becomes necessary. If it becomes necessary for an aging individual to receive assistance or an aging individual is being taken advantage of by others, we will help you navigate your legal options.