Estate planning is more than simply deciding what you want to happen to your belongings and assets when you pass away. It also includes taking steps to insure you are protected in case you are temporarily or permanently incapacitated.
It is important for everyone, regardless of age, or the size of your estate (your assets), to have a will, durable power of attorney, and Advanced Directive. It is doubly important for those with children to have these documents. These three documents will help to insure that your wishes are clear to your friends, family and anyone taking care of you. They will allow someone to make important financial and health care decisions for you, in the event you cannot.
Services Provided by Flender Law Office:
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Advanced Directive (living wills, powers of attorney for health care)
- Trusts for children
Estate Planning Internet Resources:
- Vermont Ethics Network – Information about Advanced Directives (also known as a Living Will or Health Care Proxy).
- Introductory information about the Federal Gift and Estate Taxes – Published by the Internal Revenue Service.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Probate Division of the Vermont Superior Court