Estate Planning and Adminstration
In Pennsylvania, if you die without a will the “intestacy” statute decides what happens to your estate. It is not true that your property will go to the state if you die without a will, however you might not agree with the plan laid out in that law. For instance, do you want your children to inherit when they are only 18 years old? Do you want your surviving spouse to be required to share anything in excess of $30,000 with your children? To avoid such results, and possibly a hefty Federal estate tax, you can take charge and write your own estate plan with my assistance.
My estate planning package typically includes three documents: Will, Durable General Power of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives (also known as a “Living Will”). Please call me for a free consultation to discuss your estate planning objectives and how to implement your plan.
I also prepare pre-nuptial agreements. These agreements are especially advisable for second marriages so that the children of the first marriage are not disinherited.