Take Care Of Those You May Leave Behind

Thinking about what would happen to your family if something happened to you is not easy. Many people don't want to consider what might happen if the worst-case scenario came to pass for you or a loved one. Unfortunately, nobody can plan to avoid a terrible car accident or a sudden, unforeseen health issue. But what you can do is make a plan for what would happen if the worst does come true.

The estate planning lawyers at Schmitz Law, P.C., in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, understand how this can be a delicate issue. However, we don't think estate planning should be avoided because it is uncomfortable. On the contrary, we like to think of estate planning as a way to give your heirs a gift — the gift of making end-of-life and inheritance choices yourself, rather than leave everything undecided.

Estate Planning: Peace Of Mind For You And Your Loved Ones

Our attorneys will tailor a plan that makes sense for you and your family. This can include features such as:

  • Your will, where you specify how and to whom your property will be distributed when you pass away, and who will be in charge of managing it
  • Trusts, which can provide income and financial security for your minor children or grandchildren
  • A durable power of attorney, where you choose someone to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated
  • A living will, where you specify how you want your medical treatment to proceed if you cannot communicate it in areas such as how or if you want your end-of-life treatments to proceed
  • A healthcare power of attorney, where you select someone to make medical decisions for you that are not addressed in a living will

At the other end of the spectrum, if you do not have these documents in place, you could have decisions about your care and your finances made by someone appointed by a court — someone who may not know your family or act in the way you would not have wanted.

Contact us today to learn about the estate planning solutions we offer. Call 336-893-0332 or email us your information online to learn more today.