Mobile Wills & Estate Planning Attorney
Creating a will is one of the most procrastinated and avoided tasks that any of us have to accomplish. However, planning for the end of life is an important step to take to ensure that those we leave behind are well looked after. Entrusting the legal guidance of an experienced attorney can take much of the pressure and stress away from estate planning. After all, will and estate planning is not always an easy task to think about, let alone put down onto a legal document. However, after working with a Mobile will & estate planning attorney, many of our clients feel an immense weight lifted from their shoulders. Our Mobile law offices provide the following types of services:
- Advanced healthcare directives;
- Power of attorney;
- Conservatorships; and
Drafting a Will is the First Step
A Mobile attorney can help you draft the perfect will to meet all of your end-of-life needs. For some, a will is only part of their estate plan. For others, a will is all that is needed. A will lets your loved ones know what your last wishes are, what property to give to specific friends and family, and more. Everyone needs a will; whether your specific needs require a trust may require a more in-depth discussion with your attorney.
A Trust Helps Avoid Probate
Probate is a lengthy, and very often costly, legal procedure that serves as the official proving of the will by an Alabama court of law. According to The Balance, the sometimes expensive probate process can eat up anywhere from three to eight percent of what you leave behind for your loved ones. A trust will allow your loved ones to avoid probate and possibly excessive taxes as well. A trust can also provide information about an advanced healthcare directive, which is described below.
Advanced Healthcare Directive
An advanced healthcare directive lets your loved ones know what to do in the event of an accident or medical emergency that renders you incapacitated. Whether you have a risk of stroke, heart attack, or are involved in an unintentional accident, such as taking a bad fall or being in a car crash, an advanced healthcare directive takes any stressful guesswork away from your loved ones and medical providers. Unfortunately, in a recent peer-reviewed research article published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, less than a quarter of those surveyed had a healthcare directive, with the number one reason of not having one being lack of awareness of what it was or its important. We can help explain in further detail what an advanced healthcare directive is and why is may be of vital importance to you and your family in a free consultation with one of our advanced healthcare attorneys.
Contact Our Mobile Wills & Estate Planing Attorneys Today
A property planned out will and estate will leave your loved ones with a small sense of security and peace of mind when you pass. The Mobile wills & estate planning attorneys of Cloud Willis & Ellis, LLC can help ensure that your last wishes are carried out and you loved ones are protected. Call us today at 205-322-6060.