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Compassion, Clarity, and Confidence – that’s Stringam LLP’s approach to making sure your loved ones are protected and that your wishes are carried out in full. Our experienced team of lawyers and support staff are dedicated to delivering solutions that will give clients confidence and peace of mind.
Specifically, the following estate planning tools and estate administration services will help you plan ahead to reduce conflict and costs when life’s contingencies arise:
A Will allows you to express your wishes concerning your children, assets, funeral imperatives, or even words of hope and desire. We are here to ensure your will is done and reviewed, so you can rest easy knowing what will happen to your loved ones and the things you leave behind.
In the event you lose mental or physical capacity, an Enduring Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to handle your financial affairs on your behalf instead of having the Court determine who your Trustee might be. This document can be designed to have effect only if you are no longer lucid, or to take effect immediately, depending on your needs.
A Personal Directive sets out your instructions, while you are still lucid, to guide the person(s) you have appointed to make personal decisions for you in the event you lose mental capacity. Knowing that someone you trust will authorize medical professionals to provide your medical treatments and to decide where you will live will help save time and money. You will also avoid conflict by preventing Court proceedings to become your Guardian in the event one is needed.
These are useful for minor children and children or adults with disabilities and for creditor proofing.
Our lawyers review with each client their specific needs and family situation to prepare the most suitable estate plan. Our lawyers also assist Executors, Attorneys acting under Powers of Attorney and health care Agents to exercise their powers and duties as required by law and in accordance with the directions in the document appointing them. Our firm can then provide a full range of supplementary services often required by estates including: