The idea of sitting down to plan ahead about how your estate will be managed in the event of critical illness or death is not something at the top of anyone’s list to discuss. However, it is a very important step and one that is often not nearly as costly, difficult, or complicated as you might expect. Partnering with an experienced estate planning lawyer can make the process transparent and seamless and will give you peace of mind knowing that your family will be aware of your wishes and taken care of should something happen to you. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn provides strong and competent estate planning legal support in Anoka County. We can help with all aspects of estate planning including the following key components:
- Creation of a Will: The purpose of a will is to appoint a guardian for your children and transfer your assets to the those you choose, at the time of your death. Your wishes for your guardianship and your assets are articulated in your will and having this on file with an attorney can save your family time and money. You can also appoint a personal representative to carry out your wishes in this document.
- Health Care Directive: A health care directive effectively communicates to your family and health care providers how you want your health care managed in the event that you are unable to communicate that directly. It also appoints a person of your choosing to make those decisions on your behalf if you are unable. Health care directives become important when health care providers and family members make judgments about quality of life versus quantity.
- Power of Attorney: You should also think about appointing a power of attorney to give another person that you trust the authorization to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf if you are unable.
Cost Is Lower Than You Might Think
Many people think that the cost of preparing a will, health care directive and power of attorney are high. You may be surprised to learn that these important documents can be prepared for an individual for approximately $400, and only $500 for a couple.
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn: Estate Planning Legal Experts
The attorneys at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn have years of experience in estate planning and can help you and your family tackle this difficult issue with clarity and ease, so that you can spend time focusing on the other important things in your life. If you would like to sit down and speak with a member of our team about estate planning documents such as a will, health care directive or designating a power of attorney, call us now at 763-427-5131.