The attorneys at The Anthony Law Firm are familiar with Estate matters. Whether you need an attorney to handle the filing of an Estate or simply wish to be prepared for life’s events by completing a Will or Power of Attorney, we can help.
Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney
By preparation, you can be sure that your healthcare preferences are respected in the event of a catastrophe, and that your wishes are taken care of in the event of your death. A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that says what happens to the assets and debts of your estate after your death. Without a Will, a person’s estate passes through a default method known as intestate succession. To address healthcare decisions, a Healthcare Power of Attorney or Living Will allow you to specify how you would like your healthcare handled in the event that you become incapacitated.
Durable Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a signed document that allows a person to act on behalf of another person. Such documents are useful for a variety of situations, but particularly for situations where a party becomes incapacitated.
Upon the death of an individual, the law requires the Probate Court to determine the disposition of that person’s estate. This process can be done in a number of ways depending on the size and make-up of the estate and whether the person left a Will. The process often includes filing various documents with the Probate Court to account for the contents of the estate, and then a final distribution.