Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A

Organizing your affairs today means keeping control of your finances in the present while sparing your loved ones the burden of managing your affairs when you no longer can. At Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A, we offer various comprehensive plans tailored to suit your needs, including the preparation of on or more estate planning instruments such as:

A power of attorney allows the person of your choosing to make decisions regarding your personal assets. If you are incapacitated and are not able to express your desires about how to manage your estate, you want to make sure that someone you trust is able to make the important decisions regarding your valuable assets. However, if you have not prepared a power of attorney before being incapacitated, the decision as to who will care for your estate will be out of your hands. A comprehensive estate plan will include a power of attorney for financial matters to ensure that someone you choose and trust is able to make those important decisions in the event of incapacitation. Contact Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A today for your Estate Planning needs.

A health care proxy allows a patient to appoint a trusted person as their agent to make health care decisions in the event the patient is unable to make those decisions on their own. You want to make sure someone you trust will be able to make decisions regarding your personal health care in the event you are unable to make those decisions yourself. That is why a health care proxy is such an important part of any Estate Plan. Make sure you and your assets are protected with a complete and comprehensive Estate Plan. Contact Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A to begin or review your Estate Plan today.

A living will allows you to express your wishes regarding end of life care. Living Wills are also referred to as advance directives, health care directives, or physician’s directives. This document allows a person to direct doctors regarding life prolonging medical treatments. The state of Nevada even allows a person to file their Living Will with the secretary of state so that it may be disseminated to every major hospital in the state. Make sure that your Estate Plan contains a Living Will so that you can ensure that you are always in complete control of your health care. Contact Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A and set up an appointment today.

If a person passes without a will, the state will decide how to distribute your assets without regard to your personal wishes. A last will and testament allows you to control how your estate will be distributed upon your death and gives you control over how and when your assets will be distributed. A will can also allow you to provide for your children in the event of your death by designating a person you know and trust to be the guardian of your child. No one likes to think about his or her own death, but the consequences of passing on without a comprehensive plan as to how your assets, possessions, and loved ones will be cared for, can cause strife and stress for your loved ones above and beyond the hardship of having to live on without you. Every Estate Plan should involve a will, whether on its own or in conjunction with a Living Trust. Call Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A and we can begin working on your Comprehensive Estate Plan so you can be sure that you are in complete control of your estate.

At Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A, we know that every Will should provide for a guardianship for your children. If you have children, you need to ensure that they will be cared for in the event of your incapacity or death. Every comprehensive Estate Plan needs to establish a guardianship for your child so that you know that your child will be cared for by someone both you and your child know and trust. Don’t leave it up to the courts to decide what is best for your children, contact Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A today and set up a consultation so that we can begin your Comprehensive Estate Plan today.

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