An estate plan gives you peace of mind, ensuring that in the case of your death or incapacity, your affairs will be administered in accordance with your own wishes. An experienced attorney can help you put together the right estate plan to achieve your specific goals.
Since 1976, the law firm of Mitchell A. Byrd, PLLC, has offered customized solutions for clients throughout Chattanooga. We have experience helping our clients address all types of concerns by drafting estate planning documents such as the following:
- Wills: A will is the most basic estate planning document. It specifies what you want to happen to your assets after your death, and it can also be used to name guardians for your minor or disabled children and specify your preferred funeral arrangements.
- Trusts: A trust is a legal entity that takes title to some or all of your assets. One of the primary benefits of trusts is that they can be used to pass on your assets outside of probate. There are many types of trusts, some of which have additional benefits.
- Powers of attorney: A power of attorney gives a trusted family member or associate the ability to act as your legal representative and take care of your affairs if you become unable to do so. Tennessee recognizes both financial and medical powers of attorney.
- Living wills: A living will, also known as an advance health care directive, expresses your wishes regarding life-saving treatment in the event that you are incapacitated. It is usually drafted and used in conjunction with a medical power of attorney.
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It is never too early to begin the estate planning process. There are many good reasons why people of all ages should have estate plans. Once you have a plan in place, it is a good idea to review it periodically, and especially after major life events such as marriage, divorce or birth of a child, to make sure it is still appropriate.
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To discuss how we can help you put together an estate plan that meets your needs, contact our law firm online or call 877-838-0844 to schedule a consultation with a highly skilled Signal Mountain will attorney.