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Chances are that you need an estate plan. Everyone should have an estate plan. The complexity of the estate plan is dependent on many variables. Our Estate Planning Attorneys will formulate the plan best suited for your situation. 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. Whether it be a basic plan or an entire wealth transfer plan complete with trusts. We only accept a limited number of estate planning clients at any given time in order to dedicate our full resources to creating the perfect plan for you. Let’s talk.

Your estate plan should be personal to your wishes and needs. Estate Planning Lawyer 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 Plan Creation 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.

Heath Care Power of Attorney:

Legal document that names a person or persons you want to make medical decisions for you in an emergency and when you are unable to make the decisions yourself. Even though you set out your wishes in your Living Will, it is impossible to cover every medical circumstance, and the person who is named as your health care power of attorney can make decisions not covered by your Living Will. Your Health Care Power of Attorney cannot contradict the terms of your Living Will, but rather are there to fill in the gaps in situations not covered by your Living Will. It is important to discuss your wishes regarding end-of-life care with your named Health Care Power of Attorney.

Last Will & Testament:

The legal document through which an individual expresses their wishes as to how their assets and property are to be distributed at death. A Will names an executor or executors to manage the estate until its final distribution. Having a will does NOT mean that you will avoid probate.

The Estate Planning process uses many terms specific to the practice area. The Estate Planning Attorneys at Stiefvater Law will be sure to explain these terms throughout the estate planning process. Our goal includes insuring that our clients understand the process, which includes the terminology! Below is an example of some of the more common and uncommon terminology:

Devisee:

A term used to identify someone that is entitle to receive real property pursuant to a Decedent’s Will.

Bequest:

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.

Guardians:

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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