Estate Planning Attorney in Howell, New Jersey
Planning for tomorrow is not always easy and often is a source of stress and anxiety. It can be startlingly easy to put off estate planning until is too late. The reality is that everyone needs a plan, and the sooner you start, the better. Fedoroff Firm LLC can assist with establishing the foundational elements of your estate plan. Attorney Fedoroff understands that estate planning involves contemplating and making tough decisions about what will happen once you are gone, but she can partner with you to make the process as painless as possible.
Estate Planning Tools
The firm can help you with many critical estate planning tools, including:
Wills. A last will and testament serves as the bedrock for the vast majority of estate plans. In this essential document, you will be able to name an executor to manage your estate, beneficiaries to your property, and a guardian to any minor children. Formalizing a will requires taking specific steps that she can walk you through to ensure your final wishes are honored.
Advanced Healthcare Directives. These legally enforceable instructions allow you to dictate how and what medical care you wish to receive across a number of potential scenarios, including end-of-life care or situations involving resuscitation. Without these directives, any decisions where you cannot explicitly advocate for yourself may need to instead be made by medical personnel.
Powers of Attorney. Consider what would happen to you and your interests if you were suddenly unable to communicate. If you were to become seriously injured, ill, or otherwise incapacitated, you will need medical and financial powers of attorney to manage your affairs. You can authorize trusted individuals to make medical and financial decisions on your behalf within a scope that you define.
Many young and healthy individuals mistakenly believe that they do not need to engage in estate planning until they are older or have more lucrative assets. The truth is that estate planning can protect you and your loved ones no matter your age, condition, or possessions. Powers of attorney and advanced healthcare directives are specifically intended for situations where you become incapacitated, and while it can be unpleasant to think about, a critical accident can occur to anyone at any time.
Attorney Fedoroff can evaluate your concerns and goals and recommend what estate planning tools you will need to achieve them. The team provides personalized, one-on-one advice and can prepare, formalize, and update the documents that you need.