Estate Planning

The Canto Law Firm, LLC can assist you with your estate planning needs, including drafting your will, trust, power of attorney, and medical directive.

What is a Will?

A will is a legal document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets and the care of any minor children.  You should prepare a will in order to avoid dying intestacy (without a will).  A will is revocable and may be amended at any time during your lifetime.

What is a Trust?

A trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf a beneficiary or beneficiaries.  Trusts can be arranged in many ways and can specify how and when the assets pass to beneficiaries.  The firm also has a wealth of experience in drafting special needs trusts for individuals with disabilities.

What is Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney gives someone you choose the authority to make decisions on your behalf regarding your medical care and finances.

This can be set-up as “durable” or “nondurable.”  A durable power of attorney will stay in effect if you become incapacitated, while a nondurable power of attorney will expire if you become incapacitated.

What is a Medical Directive?

A medical directive or “living will” is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for his or her medical care if unable to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.  This may relieve your caregivers and/or family members of making decisions about your care during moments of crisis or grief.

Contact us today for a consultation concerning your legal needs.