Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney

Wills

Plan now to protect your family’s future. You want to be the one making decisions about who will care for your children, not a judge. Writing a Will helps ensure your wishes are carried out after your death.

The estate planning attorneys at Long & Long draft Wills catering to each client’s specifications. It’s our promise to provide thoughtfully individualized recommendations — never using generic templates or boilerplate language. We take extra effort to tailor your plan to your unique situation.

Being thorough upfront can prevent a great deal of confusion in the future. We ensure you are equipped with the correct legal documents that will withstand alterations in the law and changes to your family or financial situation. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you plan now for future issues which could impact your desired outcome.

A properly executed will:

Our legal team of estate planning attorneys will work with you to ensure your obligations are met and your wishes are clearly stated and fulfilled. Call our office at 724.834.9300 to get the process started today or visit our contact page.

Call our office at 724.834.9300 to find out if a trust is a practical estate planning option for your family.

Trusts

Widely misunderstood as a tool only for the very wealthy, Trusts are actually effective estate planning options for many individuals from diverse financial backgrounds.

Various Trusts with unique functions are available to help preserve the assets you’ve worked for all your life and transition them smoothly to your loved ones after you have passed. They also can assist you in providing for family members in the future. Our skilled estate planning attorneys can advise about the best Trust choices for you and your family.

Revocable Trusts

A Revocable Living Trust enables you to manage your own assets for as long as you live and smoothly transition them to others upon your death without having to go through the probate process in court.

Irrevocable Trusts

An Irrevocable Trust appoints someone as your Trustee while you are still living. Your assets are turned over to your trustee, who handles your financial matters as instructed by you. An Irrevocable Trust can be a valuable tool for seniors who must meet stringent income/asset requirements to receive Medicaid benefits.

Special Needs Trusts

If a loved one has a physical or mental disability, a Special Needs Trust can be formed to help meet his or her needs over and above government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income. Our estate planning attorneys can recommend the best solutions to provide a secure financial future for your family member.

Call our office at 724.834.9300 to find out if a trust is a practical estate planning option for your family.

Power of Attorney

There are times when illness or injury prevent us from managing our own financial affairs. This is where a Power of Attorney can be greatly beneficial. Our team will ensure you and your loved ones have a plan to pay your bills, cover medical expenses and handle your tax obligations and any other issues that may arise.

Health Care Power of Attorney (Living Will)

A Living Will or Health Care Power of Attorney enables you to have a say in your medical treatment, even when you are no longer able to voice your choices for yourself. Long & Long’s estate planning attorneys can help you establish guidelines about the types of health care and life sustaining measures that you would (and would not) like to receive and authorize a loved one or other reliable party of your choice to ensure your wishes are followed in an event where you are unable to speak for yourself.

Call the estate planning attorneys at Long & Long at 724.834.9300 to prepare for the future with a Power of Attorney and Living Will.

Guardianship

If a loved one becomes mentally incapacitated without a Power of Attorney and Living Will, the guardianship process allows you to manage your loved one’s affairs and make decisions for his or her care. Our team of estate planning attorneys guides families through the complex guardianship process in court. We help your family satisfy stringent guardianship requirements and make important decisions for the future.

 

Call the estate planning attorneys at Long & Long at 724.834.9300 to prepare for the future with a Power of Attorney and Living Will.