A will allows you to control exactly what happens to your assets upon your death. Specifically, a will allows you to determine who will be responsible for administering your estate, to whom, and under what circumstances your assets will be distributed.
A codicil is a legal document that modifies specific provisions of a last will and testament but leaves other provisions in place.
A power of attorney allows a person you designate to act as your attorney-in-fact to do virtually anything in your name that you could do yourself, which provides a solution in the event of your incapacity or other limitations.
A healthcare proxy is a legal
document through which a person designates a representative to legally make healthcare decisions on their behalf, when he or she is incapable of making them him or herself.
A living will, sometimes called an advance directive, is a legal document which conveys the declarant's wishes with respect to terminating life support and other extreme medical treatment upon determination that the declarant is incapable.
Trusts are utilized in many different circumstances. For that reason, there are numerous types of trusts created for various purposes. Among these are trusts for the benefit of minors, other young heirs who are not minors, and heirs for whom you wish to control how assets are allocated to them. Living trusts can be created during your lifetime for the purpose of simplifying title to your assets and passing them in a way that can help you avoid probate. Federal estate tax trusts exist for the purpose of reducing Federal Estate tax on larger estates.
Pet trusts can be established for your pets to provide for their care and maintenance when you die. With a pet trust, you can also designate a trust protector, whose role is to ensure that the trust assets will be used to care for your pet(s).
Real estate is transferred and interests in real estate are created and removed by a document called a deed. By signing a deed, the current titleholder(s) transfers property and interests in the property. There are many types of deeds, the most common of which are Quit Claim Deeds and Warranty Deeds. Deeds can also be used to correct errors, or create a transfer on death. Many different purposes can be effectuated by the use of properly planned and implemented deeds.
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