Wills & Trusts

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Planning the future of your estate can never start too soon. As you start to think about what will happen with your property once you’re deceased, the best place to start is by creating a last will and testament. Often, this is a written document that will determine where your property will be distributed, how your wealth will be divided, and how any outstanding debts will be paid. In addition, you can also appoint guardians and independent executors of your will to reduce court costs and minimize the amount of court intervention in your estate.

Writing a will for yourself will not only help your family members know what to do when you’re gone but will help keep your estate from entering the probate process or being subject to the state’s decisions. Our attorneys are experienced in estate planning matters such as wills and trusts and will answer any questions you may have. We promise to make the process of creating your will as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVE

Have you considered making decisions about your health? An advanced healthcare directive or living will, is a legal document that outlines a person’s wishes for their health in cases where they are unable to make decisions due to illness or injury. This is an important facet of estate planning that is beneficial for anyone regardless of age or medical condition. By helping determine what actions will be followed if you become incapacitated, both medical staff and family members can be certain that your desires are being met. Our estate planning attorneys are experienced in a range of health care circumstances and will help you determine the best options for your living will document.

WHY DE FORD LAW FIRM?

Establishing a will or trust is an overwhelming task. The De Ford Law Firm attorneys are passionate about creating an attorney-client relationship that focuses on placing your needs first and foremost.

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ESTABLISHING A TRUST

Do you have wealth that you would like to pass on to a relative or close friend? When planning the future of your estate, establishing a trust is a perfect way to ensure that a portion or all of your wealth is distributed according to your wishes. Depending on your unique set of circumstances, it’s important to have an attorney that has expertise in drafting trust documents that provide clarity when the time comes. Our estate planning attorneys have handled situations ranging in complexity and will provide the support you need to accurately establish a trust.

Some of the most common types of trusts include but are not limited to:

  • Decedent’s trust
  • Generation-skipping trust
  • Charitable trust
  • Living trust
  • Special needs trust
  • Irrevocable trust
  • Non-U.S. citizen trust
  • Gun trust
  • Pet trust