When was the last time you updated your Will? Do you have a Power of Attorney? Do you know what a Living Will can do for you? Our Estate Planning Lawyers at Vinsko & Associates, P.C. can help you prepare your estate by drafting or updating your Will, preparing a Power of Attorney and creating your Living Will, often called an Advanced Health Care Directive.
Drafting a Will
Many individuals are reluctant to create a Will, and we understand that. As a result, we want to work with you, answer any questions you may have, and fully explain how having your Will drafted and completed will help you and your family. You do not want to leave things to chance. Once your Will is in place, you can rest easy knowing your assets will be handled in the manner you choose. Otherwise, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will tell your family what they can and cannot receive. If you have questions about your Will, or whether you should create a Will at all, please call our Estate Planning Lawyers at Vinsko & Associates, P.C. at 570.970.9700 (Wilkes-Barre) or 215.278.4767 (Philadelphia).
When do you need a Power of Attorney?
We believe that not everyone needs a Power of Attorney. This document is used for specific reasons and specific purposes. A Power of Attorney grants the power you have over your own, personal and/or financial affairs to an agent whom you choose. That agent has clear and legal responsibilities and must understand that he or she cannot abuse that right or privilege, but must act solely in your best interest. Our estate planning lawyers at Vinsko & Associates, P.C. will sit with you and explain the benefits, drawbacks, options and requirements associated with a Power of Attorney. We believe that it is important for you to completely understand the “whys” and “hows” of a Power of Attorney so that you can make informed decisions about such important issues. Contact our attorneys today at 570.970.9700 (Wilkes-Barre) or 215.278.4767 (Philadelphia).
What is a Living Will?
A Living Will is a document that allows your family and medical professionals understand your wishes if you are incapacitated and completely unable to make decisions for yourself. Sometimes called an “Advanced Health Care Directive,” a living will specifically allows you to answer questions like: Do you want cardiac resuscitation? or Do you want a feeding tube? and Do you want mechanical respiration? Unlike a Power of Attorney, these are specific and clear directives to your family and your doctors as to what you want for your life. At Vinsko & Associates, P.C., we will sit with you and go over these questions and your options. A living will is a document that will give you peace of mind.