Protect Your Loved Ones in Life and Death.
Your last will and testament is a very important document in the estate planning process. Your last will and testament is what makes sure your wishes are followed after you die. All too often, in the real world too many people feel they need to be old, sick or rich in order to need a last will and testament. The reality is, however, that everyone of legal age should have one. Even if you’ve just reached your majority, you probably have possessions that you care about and that you wish to will to one you care about. In case of an accidental or unexpected death, if you don’t have a last will and testament, there’s no way a court can know what your intentions were for those possessions, whether it’s money, a car, or even land.
And suppose you have children, it is even more imperative that you have a will, because if you don’t, the courts may ultimately have to decide where your child or children grow up and with whom. This is even more crucial if you are a single parent, and the younger the children are the more important it is to make provisions for their long-term protection!
When considering the preparation of a Will, you should also consider a Living Will (except in Massachusetts) as well. Simply put, a Living Will is a type of advance directive in which you outline specific measures that are to be taken under specific circumstances. This document informs your health care providers and your family about your desires for medical treatment in the event you are unable to speak for yourself.
In addition to a Living Will, which also goes hand in hand with it, is what is known as a Health Care Proxy. This is a document in which you name a health care agent, someone you designate to speak for you regarding your health care if your physician determines you are not able to make or to communicate your own health care decisions.
As a New Hampshire and Massachusetts attorney, I am well-acquainted with the laws regarding matters involving “Last Will and Testaments” in these states. My knowledge and expertise can assist you in preparing these essential documents concerning Wills and/or Living Wills.
Don’t put off these crucial provisions any longer. Tragedy can strike at any time.
Call my law office at any time at either (603)-401-0409 or 617-721-9141.