Miami Gardens, FL Attorney Stanley B. Lewis understands the importance of formalizing your wishes for how your estate will be handled at your death, and during lifetime periods of incapacity.
Everyone can benefit from meeting with an experienced estate planning attorney to learn about the benefits of having wills and advance directives professionally prepared. Don’t let a fear of the process hold you back; estate planning doesn’t need to be a complex or scary process.
None of us knows if, or when, we might become disabled, or when the moment of our death will occur. So, the best time to tackle your estate planning is now.
Planning for Incapacity and Death
The Law Office of Stanley B. Lewis, P.A. helps clients throughout Miami-Dade County and Broward County, FL, by preparing wills, powers of attorney and advance directives for health care decisions.
Having a will prepared gives you control over who will handle your estate after you die, and how your assets will be distributed. If you die without a will in Florida, state law dictates how your estate will be distributed, and that may not be consistent with your wishes.
Powers of attorney and advance directives are designed to give someone else the authority to handle your business and medical affairs, and to carry out your wishes and make decisions on your behalf for health care, in the event you are alive but are incapacitated. If you were to become incapacitated without having these types of documents in place, your loved ones would need to go through court proceedings to get legal approval to manage your affairs. A little bit of advanced planning can help avoid that expense and hassle.
Contact the Law Office of Stanley B. Lewis, P.A. Today!
Many people put off the estate planning process because of a fear that it’s going to be difficult or scary. While it’s not a fun subject to talk about, the hardest part is taking the first step and thinking about what you would want to have happen in various scenarios.
To begin the process of planning how, to whom and by whom, your own estate will be handled at your death, and to appoint someone to handle your affairs during periods of incapacity, you just need to start with a phone call. Contact experienced estate planning Attorney Stanley B. Lewis in Miami Gardens today to schedule an initial consultation by calling (305) 654-8011.