Jacobson Family Law: Estate Planning
Jacobson Family Law works with individuals, couples and families to create an estate plan that protects our clients’ interests both now and in the future. An experienced estate planning attorney at Jacobson Family Law will listen to your goals and work with you to draft the estate planning documents you need to reflect your objectives.
A will is written instructions directing how your assets will be distributed upon your death. If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed in accordance with Maryland law. A will allows you, and not the state, to determine how your assets will be divided. It is recommended that even if you have a will that you review it every 3-5 years to ensure that all of the terms are up-to-date. You should also update your will if there has been a significant change in your personal and/or financial circumstances.
A trust can be a beneficial tool to allow you to manage your assets during your lifetime, preserve your assets for your loved ones or to avoid probate.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney allows you to give a another person authority to act on your behalf when you are unable to do so. This authority can be general or limited to only certain acts.
Durable Medical Power of Attorney
A durable medical power of attorney grants your designated agent the authority to make health care decisions when you are unable to do so.
A living will, also known as an advanced medical directive, directs that you not remain on life support in certain specific circumstances. A living will protects you, your choices and your family at such a very emotional time.
Schedule an appointment today with an attorney at Jacobson Family Law for more information on how we can help you with your estate planning matter.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE AREAS:
- Alimony/Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Collaborative Divorce
- Contempt Proceedings
- Marital Property Division
- Name Change
- Pre- and Post - Nuptial Agreements
- Protective Orders
- Separation Agreements
- Estate Planning