Philadelphia Attorneys Handling Wills
As an adult it is important to have a will to outline your intentions regarding your home, money, and other assets upon your death. No one, except you, should determine how your own assets are distributed after you die. Attorneys are trained to write wills which accurately set forth your intentions and ensure that your wishes will be carried out. Having a will in place can help ease the burdens of loved ones so they know your wishes are being properly carried out. A will can also prevent complications of estate probate and administration. In the unfortunate event that you die without a will, the courts will take control of your estate and distribute your assets according to the intestacy (without a will) statutes.
Our Philadelphia estate planning attorneys draw on their many years of estate planning experience and have extensive knowledge in drafting tailored wills and Powers of Attorney for individuals throughout the Philadelphia area. When some of the most important decisions in your life have to be made, please do not just hire any estate planning attorney or use a DIY estate planning service such as LegalZoom. Make sure you work with a skilled estate planning attorney who is compassionate toward your estate planning wishes and knowledgeable about how to legally fulfill them. Our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania estate planning attorneys will guide you through the will and estate planning process.
Why You Need A Will
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania acknowledges different types of wills and each serves a different estate planning purpose. A living will, also referred to as a Health Care Directive in Pennsylvania, sets forth your wishes regarding the withholding or withdrawal of all medical treatment and procedures, in the event that your are incapacitated or terminally ill. A will is a legally executed document that determines how your assets and liabilities are to be handled after you die. There are numerous benefits to having a will drafted. For instance:
- A will can determine who inherits your assets/property.
- A will allows you to name a guardian for any minor children.
- A will can, in some cases, reduce estate taxes.
Pennsylvania Powers of Attorney (POA)
A POA is a very common estate planning tool. They are an essential legal document that assigns financial decisions to someone else in the event that you are not able to do so. A Durable Health Care Power of Attorney can allow the designated party to make health care decisions on your behalf. Our PA estate planning lawyers can prepare a Durable Power of Attorney and a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney for you.
Contact Our Pennsylvania Lawyers Handling Wills
To learn more about wills, powers of attorney and how we can help you please contact our Philadelphia estate planning lawyers for a free consultation.
Serving all of Philadelphia and surrounding counties.