Comprehensive Guidance In Estate Planning And Administration
Yount & Hackenberg Law can assist you with a wide range of legal services related to estate planning and estate administration. Whether you are seeking to draft or modify a will, establish power of attorney, or need to address a more complex estate planning need, our firm has the experience and insight to help resolve your legal matter quickly.
Creating Wills And Establishing Power Of Attorney
Two of the most useful tools in estate planning law are the will and power of attorney. Drafting a will is the only way to guarantee that your wishes are clearly recorded so that there is no ambiguity about your intentions in the event that you are suddenly deprived of the ability to communicate your wishes due to an unexpected injury or death. In your will, you can identify which loved ones will get specific property or items, from high-value items such as homes and vehicles to sentimentally valuable items like photo albums and family heirlooms.
Another important way to prepare for the future is to delegate your “power of attorney” to a person you trust, such as a spouse or adult child. By giving someone the legal authority to act on your behalf when you are incapacitated, this option offers another way to address unforeseen questions when you cannot speak for yourself.
Wills and power of attorney are both effective on their own, but it’s in your interest to take advantage of both of these tools today so that your loved ones can avoid confusion and disagreement in the future. In the meantime, creating a detailed estate plan will give you the unique peace of mind that only comes with knowing that all of your affairs are in order, no matter what the future brings.
Navigating Probate And Trust Administration
If you have recently lost a loved one, you may have to face the dual challenges of navigating probate court while still grieving. At Yount & Hackenberg Law, we strive to lift as much weight as we can from your shoulders, whether you are a trustee or trust administrator, so that you can focus on processing your loss with your family.
If the decedent is “intestate” – in other words, if they died without leaving a will – there will be additional confusion over the proper fate of their estate. We will help you navigate the probate system and ensure that your interests are reflected as a probate judge decides how assets will be distributed.
Learn More About Our Estate Planning And Probate Services
It’s never too early to begin thinking about estate planning, no matter how young or healthy you are, or the size of your estate. To get started, meet with one of our attorneys to learn more about your options.
Our firm is located on the corner of Plum Street and Route 304 in New Berlin, Pennsylvania. From this office, our firm represents clients throughout central Pennsylvania.