The drafting of a final Last Will & Testament and other estate plan documents is one of the best things that you can do for your family’s future. In addition to solidifying your wishes for your estate, a will and other estate plan documents provide security and assurance that your loved ones will be taken care of in accordance with your wishes after you are gone. The knowledgeable estate planning attorneys at Kryszak & Associates can explain the many benefits that come with drafting an estate plan and can help you with your estate planning legal needs. Helping clients throughout the Medina area with their wills, estate planning and estate administration, our lawyers can answer all of your questions regarding your final legal documents. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation about your will, estate plan and estate administration needs. For your convenience, we have an office in Grafton, Ohio.
There are many estate plan documents available to Ohio citizens to ensure that your final wishes and needs are met at the end of your life. These include documents that provide for your legal, financial, and medical needs as well as the distribution of your estate. Our experienced Ohio wills and estate planning attorneys have expertise in all aspects of estate planning and can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the drafting of your estate plan. Some of the most common instruments included in an Ohio estate plan include the following documents:
A Last Will and Testament dictates how you wish your estate to be distributed to your family and loved ones after your passing. This also includes the appointment of a personal representative, or executor, to your estate who will handle the final administrative matters such as paying final taxes and handing out assets according to your wishes.
A power of attorney is a powerful form that gives legal and financial authority to another person to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated or otherwise unable to do so for yourself. This includes paying bills, making decisions on investments, and more. You should only appoint someone as your power of attorney whom you trust completely.
A living will is an instrument that states who your medical contact people are and it dictates your wishes for medical treatment if you become unable to communicate your wishes on your own, and it is also known as an advance directive. This includes whether you wish to have a Do Not Resuscitate form, what medical treatments you approve of, life support, medications, and more.
A health care power of attorney is similar to a power of attorney but it allows your healthcare agent to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to do so on your own. If you have a living will, the health care agent is bound by your wishes in that document. Otherwise, the health care agent will make decisions in your best interest for your medical well-being.
While it is never comfortable to consider our mortality, crafting an estate plan ensures that your family is cared for and protected after you are gone and protects your interests as you enter your twilight years. To learn more about wills and estate planning from an experienced professional, call or contact the wills, estate planning, and estate administration attorneys at Kryszak & Associates in the Medina area today.