When it comes to estate planning, we are devoted to the preservation of family assets and to the dignity, well-being and wishes of our clients.
Our estate planning practice group has the knowledge to handle both simple and complex issues, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, asset protection, long-term care planning, as well as litigation and dispute resolution.
Relevant Law consists of a team of smart, experienced Lynchburg wills and estate attorneys who are committed to promoting and protecting you and your family. Our innovative approach to law combined with extensive experience and legal backgrounds in estate planning means understanding the complex challenges and planning know-how that ensures you and your loved one's have the security and certainty you desire.
We work to assist you in navigating the challenges of planning for incapacity as well as for death. At the core of most estate plans is a living will or revocable living trust. Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directives prove invaluable in the event of your incapacity -- giving others the authorization and ability to make the necessary day-to-day decisions needed to ensure everything is taken care of.
Wills & Revocable Living Trusts
A Will is a written document that states the wishes as to how assets are to be disposed upon death.. Benefits include:
- Simple Process
- Avoids Intestate Rules
A Living Trust is a planning method that offers benefits for all individuals, especially those who are older or who have substantial assets. Benefits include:
- Avoid Probate, Save Time and Money
- Avoid Conservatorship
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that gives another person authority to act on your behalf with regard to financial, medical, and personal business matters. Powers of Attorney can include General, Limited, Durable and Springing. Benefits include:
- Choice of Person
- Avoids Guardianship or Conservatorship
- Declares Desires and Wishes
Advance Healthcare Directive
An Advance Healthcare Directive (i.e. Living Will) enables you to do two things: First, it allows you to choose someone who will have authority to make healthcare decisions for you in case you are incapacitated. Second, it allows you to explain how you want certain medical care or procedures to be handled.