Estate planning can be difficult to think about and overwhelming if you have not considered it before. It includes a rather large portion of the legal world, and Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, an Anoka County Estate Planning Attorney, provides expert legal assistance to people in all aspects of estate planning. Our extensive experience and training have helped many Anoka County residents in various stages of the estate planning process. We are confident that we can help you too, wherever you find yourselves in the estate planning process.
Creation of a Will
Even if you know little about the estate planning process, you probably have some familiarity with the importance of creating a will. The will is an important document that ensures that your assets will be distributed to your chosen beneficiaries in the event of your death. If you have young children, your will can serve an even more important purpose: It clarifies who will serve as guardians for your minor children if you should die prior to their becoming adults. If there is any question about who will serve as the guardian of your minor children, a will created in conjunction with Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn will be considered by the court and with a near certainty will ensure that your children’s custody will go to your nominee.
Health Care Directives
It is a sad reality for many that health can deteriorate to such a point that you are no longer able to communicate your wishes at the time when it becomes most important. Many of us, when faced with the question of whether to allow medical staff to take extraordinary measures to extend our lives, may not choose those life-extending measures. A health care directive ensures that your wishes are known. Therefore, even when you become incapacitated and no longer able to communicate your wishes, your wishes will be known and honored.
Power of Attorney
In similar fashion, power of attorney allows an individual of your choosing to make decisions on your behalf if and when you become unable to do so for yourself. Perhaps the most familiar circumstances involving a power of attorney occurs as a person gets older and it becomes clearer that they will eventually need help making decisions related to their well-being, finances, and health-related matters. We recommend that power of attorney be established earlier in life too, just in case an accident or unexpected onset of illness occurs that incapacitates.
In all matters of estate planning, Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn have the experience and expertise to help you. If you have any questions, call us at (763) 427-5131.