Your Will, Power of Attorney & Personal Directive
In completing your will you are able to appoint someone of your choosing to act as your executor, and as guardian for any minor children. You are also able to direct the distribution of your estate.
With a power of attorney, you are able to appoint someone to act on your behalf with broad decision-making powers in relation to financial matters, and activities such as the sale of your home.
The Personal Directive allows you to appoint a decision maker to make health and personal care decisions, as well as provide direction as to your wishes in regards to healthcare decisions, should you be unable to make such decisions yourself.
Without proper planning and valid estate documents, not only will you have no control over where your assets end up, but it could cost your estate substantially in the long run. If necessary documentation and plans are not in place, a court may decide what happens with your assets and who will make your personal care decisions. With proper planning, using tools such as wills, power of attorneys and personal health directives, you can ensure that you have adequately planned your estate.
We understand that estate planning can be a daunting process. Gallant Law can help you to complete this process in a pain free manner.
Gallant Law can assist with drafting the following documents:
- Power of Attorney
- Personal Directive