General Wills and Estate Planning

Lawyers:     Ryan Hager      Stefanie Stamm

We are here to advise you on general planning considerations and to prepare commonly used estate planning tools such as Wills, Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives.

  • Wills

    • Having a will is an investment in peace of mind for you and your family. A will allows you to decide what will happen to everything that you have worked for and built in your life, but you need to know what limits are placed on your ability to manage what happens after you are gone as well. By appointing the right people and creating the right structures to manage your affairs, you may be able to avoid some of the stress that those left behind must bear in managing your affairs in a difficult time. Our estate planning questionnaire is available to download with no obligation by contacting us. Please call for an estimated cost.

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney

    • With modern technology and our ever-increasing lifespans, the chances increase that there will come a time when you are alive but not able to make financial and other legal decisions for yourself, either temporarily, or permanently. An enduring Power of Attorney will allow you to appoint someone that you trust to make those decisions if and when that time comes and to make sure that your say in what that person can do on your behalf is respected. We highly recommend including an Enduring Power of Attorney to anyone considering a Will. In fact, if we are preparing a Will, Power of Attorney and a Personal Directive, we provide a discount for bundling them together.

  • Personal Directives/Living Wills

    • A Personal Directive allows you to give instructions to an Agent who will have the legal right to communicate your wishes on important personal decisions when you are unable to do so or to make those decisions for you if you haven’t made specific plans. These can range from what kind of medical treatments you may be willing to undergo in emergency or end-of-life situations, to decisions about lifestyle and living arrangements.