Planning for the future goes beyond making potential career choices, moving to a different city or state, preparing for a family or saving for retirement. Individuals in Pennsylvania should contemplate about all life possibilities, which means considering what will happen after your death. While it is difficult to think about death, it is important to take steps to ensure your family is well cared for and your wishes are followed. This is why drafting an estate plan even at a young age is a crucial step to take.
Assessing all your property and assets and deciding how you want your wealth distributed among heirs and beneficiaries is not an easy task to tackle. At Thompson Law Group, P.C., we understand that this can be an overwhelming time for individuals. However, we have years of experience helping Pennsylvania residents successfully navigate the process.
Our skilled attorneys focus on the needs and goals of our clients, helping them memorialize their wishes in the legal documents that make up an estate plan. Because a testator does not have a voice after their death, the words that make up a will are his or her voice. This is why it is critical that wills are carefully drafted and updated in order to ensure the wishes of the testator are carried out when their will is executed.
While a will is an important document to include in an estate plan, our law firm will help you explore other documents that can help you achieve you goals and needs. This typically includes drafting powers of attorney, health care directives and trusts. Depending on the contents of your estate and your goals, you may or may not require specific documents. Additionally, if a client seeks to avoid probate, our attorneys can help them evaluate their situation and whether this is doable.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s estate planning website. Whether you seek to develop a simple or complex estate plan, it is imperative that individuals take the time to have these properly drafted. This could help their loved ones avoid issues such as probate litigation or will contests in the future.