Estate planning is not just for wealthy or elderly people. Everyone needs an estate plan that includes a Will, a Power of Attorney and a Living Will. If you have a child with special needs, you should also make sure this child has a properly drafted Special Needs Trust, to protect his eligibility for government benefits. A complete estate plan will also address how your loved ones will (if and when you want them to) access your “digital assets” – photo sharing sites, email accounts, Amazon and similar account balances, itunes accounts, and the like.
It is important to do this planning while you are still healthy. I had a close relative who developed dementia and ended up dying without a will. It made his family’s life unnecessarily complicated at a time when they were least able to cope with it. Preparing your estate plan isn’t glamorous, but plan ahead and get it done – for you, and for your loved ones who will otherwise have to deal with the consequences of your failure to make a plan.
I provide my services at your convenience, and on your schedule. I will meet with you in my home office, your home, office, or even a hospital room, at a time of day that is best for you. Let me help you plan. Contact me for a complimentary consultation.
Elizabeth H. Hyams, Esquire
697 Strafford Circles
Wayne, PA 19087