You have worked for everything that you have earned and achieved. Unfortunately, Illness, injury or sudden death can occur without warning at a moment's notice. It is important to plan ahead to ensure that the fruits of your labor are passed on to the ones you love in accordance with your wishes.
The law office of Andrew Kisala can usually address your estate planning needs in two brief meetings for a flat fee.
Generally, an estate plan will consist of one or more of the following important documents:
Will- a document by which a person directs his or her estate to be distributed upon death. This can include such important matters as how to distribute property and other assets, and to whom such assets may be distributed. A will may also include provisions for the care of your children or other dependants. Without a will, the estate will be distributed according to North Carolina's intestate laws, which may or may not be what the person intended.
Living Will- a document disclosing your medical wishes regarding the use life support or other means of artificial resuscitation in the event you are unable to speak for yourself due to mental or physical incapacity.
Power of Attorney- a document assigning a person to handle your financial transactions or decisions if you are unable to handle such matters yourself.
Health Care Power of Attorney- a document assigning a person to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you are not able to speak for yourself because of mental or physical incapacity.
Trust- a legal document that assigns an individual (the trustee) the ability to control property or assets for the benefit of another person or organization.
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