The Area’s Trusted Estate Planning Lawyer
Gary Long Law has been assisting clients with their estate planning needs for over 20 years. Many interesting conversations have been had between Attorney Long and his clients as they discuss life and what the future holds. These conversations are a crucial part of helping clients decide what to do. Attorney Long always listens carefully and helps to craft an estate plan that best suits each client and their situation. Because of his empathetic manner, he has become a trusted local estate planning lawyer.
Why Is Estate Planning Necessary?
Everyone has assets, and a good estate plan legally states what is to be done with those assets after death. A good estate plan must be in place to make directives clear and less burdensome to your loved ones after you pass away. If there is no estate plan, then a judge will be the one who determines how your estate will be divided. Granted, most judges will formally pass the estate on to a surviving spouse or divide it equally among adult children if there is no surviving spouse. However, if there is a blended family involved, things can get sticky. Families may feel lost, and confusion and quarreling often occurs. The process to settle the estate can be long, tedious and emotional.
Another part of estate planning is having things in order if you become incapacitated and your affairs need to be handled by someone else. Our firm can establish directives as part of an estate plan so you and your assets will be taken care of by whom you choose.
Estate Plan Checklist
An estate plan can include:
- Delegating a financial power of attorney.
- Delegating a healthcare power of attorney.
- Appointing guardianship or conservatorship.
- Drafting a will and a trust.
Attorney Long is an estate planning lawyer who has the experience to efficiently assist you with your preparations. Our firm looks forward to helping you.