Bedford Will And Trust Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Michael Fulton, P.C., in Bedford, Massachusetts, many of our clients come to us following a marriage, the birth of a child or a divorce. Others are growing older and want to ensure that their wishes are carried out at the end of their lives. If you have recently experienced a life-changing event or you simply want to leave your family clear instructions regarding your estate upon your death, please contact our attorney in Middlesex County to learn about wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments.
The following three tools are staples of most estate plans:
- Will: A will is used to designate what will happen to your assets upon your death. Wills are also used to name guardians for minor children and personal representatives to manage the administration of your estate.
- Durable power of attorney: It is important to have a durable power of attorney in place in the event that you become incapacitated. This tool allows you name an agent to carry out your everyday financial and business affairs for you.
- Health care proxy: A health care proxy allows you to appoint someone to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to. It is especially critical to have a health care proxy in place if you are unmarried.
Disputes between family members over money and property are not uncommon as they work to administer a loved one’s estate. With a proper estate plan drafted by a skilled lawyer, you can eliminate the need for a courtroom hearing upon your death or if you become disabled, saving your family members money and unnecessary stress.
Everyone has different needs and goals when it comes to estate planning. With more than 25 years of experience, Michael Fulton is prepared to discuss your unique situation, answer your questions and provide you with options. Contact our law firm at 781-325-8703 for peace of mind and experienced representation.