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Personalized And Affordable Estate Planning Services

You have a lot of options when it comes to probate and estate lawyers in Florida. It’s important to find the right attorney for you. In addition to legal knowledge and experience, an estate planning attorney should be both attentive and responsive to your needs and goals. They need to see you as a whole person and make estate planning recommendations accordingly. That’s what you can expect when you contact Erin Kirkwood Law, PLLC.

Why Customized Estate Planning Is So Important

Without a good estate plan, Florida law designates who inherits all your hard-earned assets. If you want to decide who inherits what and spare your family unnecessary confusion and expense, it is imperative to have a good estate plan. Canned, “one-size-fits-all” wills and trusts often cause issues because they are not clear about your intent. You can avoid that costly mistake for your family by investing in a professional estate plan. Attorney Erin Kirkwood knows what can go wrong with an estate plan and knows how to avoid such mistakes. Most importantly, Erin takes the time to get to know each of her clients and their situations in order to prepare the best estate plan possible.

Living Will, Health Care Surrogate And Power of Attorney

If you ever pass the point of being able to make or communicate decisions for yourself, it is imperative that what you want is clear. The following legal documents preserve your decisions and intentions for end-of-life health and financial care. Without these documents, your loved ones may have to go through an expensive and time-consuming process to establish who should make these important decisions. You can save your loved ones this burden and make these tough decisions now.

Plan For End-Of-Life Care With A Living Will

A living will memorializes your wishes should a debilitating medical situation arise. Should doctors prolong life if there is no chance of recovery beyond a vegetative state? How long would you want to stay on life support? Do you approve of drastic life-saving measures? Only you know your answer to these questions. Unfortunately, if your wishes are not laid out in a legal document, they may not be followed. A living will gives everyone involved clarity and you peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be followed.

Appoint A Trusted Health Care Surrogate

A health care surrogate document appoints someone whom you choose to make medical decisions for you. The health care surrogate also clears the way for your medical providers to speak and consult with your chosen person, no matter their relation to you. If you become unable to make or communicate medical decisions, the health care surrogate allows a person of your choosing to make important health decisions for you.

Choose To Delegate Power Of Attorney

A power of attorney gives a person of your choice the authority to sign for you and make decisions about your finances. This is a very broad power, so great care should be taken in deciding whether to appoint a power of attorney. However, if your health starts to fail, this can give your caretaker the ability to handle all your personal affairs.

Discuss All Your Estate Planning Options In A Free Consultation

Erin Kirkwood Law, PLLC, serves clients throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast region. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation about your estate planning options, call the office in Stuart at 772-732-8863 or fill out an online contact form.