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Everyone should have an estate plan. It’s the complexity of the estate plan that should vary to each individual situation. Estate Planning Lawyer Robert Stiefvater formed Stiefvater Law, LLC in order to provide cost effective estate plans for select clients. Our estate plans typically cost only a fraction of the expenses that are saved by streamlining or avoiding the probate process. A small investment now can save big later on. By limiting the number of clients we represent, we are able to provide individual service that is practically unheard of in this day and age. Our Estate Planning Lawyers prepare only those documents that are necessary for our clients. We never sell services that aren’t recommended. We take our estate planning seriously – let’s talk.
Your estate plan should be personal to your wishes and needs. Estate Planning Attorney Robert Stiefvater believes in creating value for our clients in the creation of their estate plans. Online forms simply cannot replace the services of our Estate Plan Creation Lawyers. The will and trust documents that are found online are simply fill in the blank forms. Many are insufficient for their stated purposes. For example, one wrong phrase can invalidate or change the entire interpretation of the document. At Stiefvater Law, LLC, we take the time to understand your concerns and wishes and draft each document specific to you, the client.
Estate Plan Creation Lawyer Robert Stiefvater offers his clients a basic estate planning package. These are documents that everyone should have. Many of Robert’s clients require the preparation of additional situation specific documents, but at the core of every estate plan created by his Estate Planning Law Firm is the basic estate plan package.
The basic estate plan package consists of:
1. Health Care Power of Attorney;
2. Last Will & Testament;
3. Durable Power of Attorney; and
4. Living Will
Speak with one of our Estate Plan Creation Attorneys in about your estate planning needs and wishes.
Last Will and Testament:
Legal document by which a person expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death. A will names one or more persons to manage the estate until its final distribution. Having a will does NOT mean that your estate will avoid probate.
Durable Power of Attorney:
Legal document that grants a trusted agent (Attorney-in-Fact) the authority to act on behalf of the principal (person granting the authority) in financial matters. The agent can legally manage the principal’s finances and property, make all financial decisions and conduct all financial transactions (unless the Durable Power of Attorney limits the powers). The Attorney-in-Fact is obligated to make decisions consistent with the wishes of the principal but has full authority to make autonomous decisions. This document, with certain exceptions, takes effect once the principal is incapacitated and unable to make decisions on their own.
Estate Plan Creation Attorney Robert Stiefvater ensures that each client understands the process of creating an effective estate plan. Certain terminology is used in the estate planning process and we take the time to explain the documents, which includes explaining the terminology. Some of the common terms include:
A term used to identify someone that is entitle to receive real property pursuant to a Decedent’s Will.
A gift made to someone through a Decedent’s Will.
Power of Appointment:
A power granted to someone in a Decedent’s Will which allows that person the ability to appoint their allocated inheritance to someone else. This power can be limited to certain people, or can be general and applicable to anyone.
If a Decedent had minor children and they children had no living parents after the Decedent’s death, the Guardian is the person that takes custody and discretion over the minor child.
By limiting the number of clients we represent, Stiefvater Law is able to take the time to ensure that each client understands every step of the estate planning process.
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