Writing Your Estate Plan
Americans today are living longer, and many are acquiring assets well into their later years. But a longer life span does not always mean a longer health span, and none of us truly knows what the future will bring.
For these reasons and many others, estate planning is more important than ever before. A well-written estate plan helps ensure that when you pass, your assets will smoothly be transferred to your family members or other loved ones. But that is not all. It also helps you plan for later-life medical care and appoint trusted individuals to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so.
Writing Your Estate Plan: Understand Your Options
I am attorney Alan Fister, and I have been helping Tennessee clients with estate planning matters for more than 30 years. Estate plans are highly customizable and will be unique to each person. There are, however, some aspects common to most estate plans. These include:
- A will
- Designated durable power of attorney (someone to make financial decisions for you in case of mental incapacity)
- Designated health care power of attorney (someone to make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated)
- A living will (a document specifying your wishes for end-of-life medical care, including limits on how much care you would like to receive)
I offer estate planning services that are convenient and legally sound. And I am always available to update or amend your estate planning documents as needed.
Call Me To Take Advantage Of A Free Initial Consultation
Alan T. Fister, Law Offices of Brentwood, serves clients in Williamson and Davidson counties and throughout Tennessee. To discuss your estate planning needs with a lawyer who listens, contact me at 615-647-5770 or send me an email.