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Shaping The Future With Estate Planning

Estate Planning

A will is important because it states your wishes for the care of your children, and how you want your assets and property divided. While a will can ensure that your wishes are known and carried out, your estate will still go through probate. Probate is a legal process in which property is distributed in accordance with the established will and according to the laws of the state.

Do Not Leave Your Final Wishes To Chance

Will and estate matters in West Virginia require an attorney with experience in offering knowledgeable help. Many people make the mistake of thinking they will wait until they are ill or “older” to create a will. But accidents and sudden unplanned tragedies happen more often than we think. The right time to plan is now.

We offer services that include:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Simple trusts
  • Power of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Advance directives
  • Transfer on death deeds
  • Contract dispute
  • Agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Probate assistance
  • Medicaid planning (the Medicaid “spend down”)

Whether you need a simple will or more complex plans for larger estates, Herrenkohl Law Office can meet your needs.

The Impact Of Power Of Attorney

A power of attorney and/or medical power of attorney gives direction on what you want done during your lifetime. In essence, it answers two questions:

  1. Who will make important decisions if you are incapacitated?
  2. What about important life-saving or caregiving preferences?

Power of medical attorney is an important document. It lets your loved ones know who will make the decisions about your care and how you would like to be treated if you are in a serious accident, emergency or when an illness has a profound effect on your life.

Review Of Existing Wills Or Agreements

Writing wills and power of attorney, and other estate-related contracts can be complex. Proper legal review of any contract before you sign or change it can make all the difference. Consult Herrenkohl Law Office for contract review to make sure you understand what your contract means before you amend or sign it. We can also help resolve disputes over contracts.

When A Will Contest Is Required

There are times when a family member or loved one may question the validity of a will. If an elderly person suddenly changes the terms of the will, or was under duress at the time the will was created or changed, these may be just reasons to challenge or “contest” a will. Speak with an experienced and qualified estate planning lawyer in these instances.

Secure Your Family’s Future Now

To see how Herrenkohl Law Office can help with your estate planning or will contest needs, contact us online or call us at 304-948-5703, and schedule an initial consultation in our Beckley, West Virginia, office. With offices in Beckley and Barboursville, we are near you.