My goal as an attorney is to always represent my clients' best interests. When a case goes to court, one side wins and one side loses. That's what today's post is about. What does that have to do with "Mary T. Hone screwed me?"
It is never too early to start preparing for the future. Putting safeguards in place to protect your family in case the worst happens is a very common step for people to take. A will is not just a tool to ensure your loved ones receive an inheritance, it also gives you the power to decide exactly how your estate will be distributed at your passing. Furthermore, if allows you to designate a guardian for your children if you pass while they are still minors.
During the last year of her life, your mother became reclusive and relied heavily on her in-home caretaker. You became worried in the last few months as it became more difficult to visit your mother or even talk to her on the phone. You began to suspect that the caretaker was abusing your mother financially, physically, or both. Unfortunately, just as you were about to take steps to file a complaint and involve the police, your mother passed away.
You have the right to have a say in your health care and management at every stage of your life. Regardless of your current health status, a living will can protect this right by ensuring you maintain control over what happens in case of incapacitation at any point.
Arizona is well-known for its retirement community. Snowbirds migrate from colder states to buy property in The Valley of the Sun to either live out their retirement or vacation in the colder months away from their frigid home states. Many may even purchase Arizona real estate as an investment.
Planning for the future is an important step for everyone, regardless of income level or wealth. An estate plan can save your family from unnecessary pain and stress in the future, and it is wise to have solid, well-drafted plans in place to ensure that the distribution of your estate goes according to your wishes after your passing.
Preparing a will is an important step in protecting a family legacy. We often hear about dynasties these days. You may want to emulate their successes. Begin creating a better tomorrow by having a lawyer write your legally binding and comprehensive Arizona will.