Chryssikos Law Firm

Estate Planning

Whether you are married or single, have adult, minor or no children, having a comprehensive and well thought-out estate plan is nearly always in your best interests. Most commonly, the estate plan should include a trust and/or will, durable power of attorney and patient advocate designation.  The power of attorney and patient advocate designation can usually avoid the need for appointment of an adult guardian and conservator in the event of your incapacity.

An estate plan is particularly important in cases of a blended family with children from a prior marriage or relationship and may be drafted in conjunction with a Pre-Nuptial Agreement so as to avoid unintentionally disinheriting your children or other loved ones.  Careful attention must also be paid to situations involving children or loved ones with special needs who may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits, as well as military veterans who are entitled to VA Benefits and careful planning is needed to avoid disruption of those benefits.

Whatever your unique situation presents, creating a comprehensive estate plan will provide you and your loved ones peace of mind that your affairs are in order.