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Let a Hazleton estate planning lawyer prepare your important documents

Attorney Edward P. McNelis can help you sort through all the paperwork

When you want to create a custom estate plan, Hazleton estate planning lawyer Edward P. McNelis can help you fill out all the confusing paperwork and put you on the right path toward achieving your long-term goals. The Law Offices of Edward P. McNelis has proudly served clients in Hazleton and throughout Luzerne County since 1982. See what an experienced Hazleton estate planning attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Part of planning ahead and coming up with a strong estate plan is filling out all the necessary documents so that they comply with Pennsylvania law. While you may feel planning for the future is a daunting task, Hazleton estate planning attorney Edward P. McNelis can guide you through the process and stand by your side – every step of the way.

What documents are needed for estate planning?

A strategic estate plan can honor your wishes and help you avoid the costly probate process, but part of that plan includes the meticulous preparation of complex legal documents. Some of the estate planning documents our law firm can help you draft include:

  • Last Will and Testament – Having a strong Will is the cornerstone of a good estate plan, as this legal document will outline what’s to be done with all your assets after your death. Drafting a Will is critically important to your estate plan, as it assigns a personal representative to handle your affairs and may also establish guardianship for your underage children.
  • Documents to Establish a Trust – A Trust can be established while you’re alive or after you pass away to help distribute your assets to named beneficiaries. There are different types of trusts that can be used as a piece of your overall estate plan. Among the most common are revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts.
  • Power of Attorney – Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to designate an individual to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Generally speaking, there are two different types of Power of Attorney. A healthcare Power of Attorney can make decisions about your medical care, while a general Power of Attorney can make decisions about your assets. It is possible to have the same person designated as both.
  • Living Will – Drafting a Living Will is an important piece of the estate planning process. That’s because a Living Will describes your medical treatment preferences in the event you become seriously ill or disabled. A Living Will can be used on its own in your estate plan or in tandem with your healthcare Power of Attorney to give the designated individual a guide on how to make important medical decisions on your behalf.

No matter what your estate planning goals are, contact our law firm right away so we can get started on a custom estate plan for you immediately. Hazleton family law attorney Edward P. McNelis can meet with you, answer your questions, discuss your goals, and help you come up with a rock-solid plan that fits your unique needs.

Achieve your long-term goals. Get a Hazleton estate planning lawyer.

Don’t underestimate the power of a good estate plan. Having an official plan in place that meets your needs and respects your wishes will ensure your legacy is honored and your assets are distributed properly.

Let Hazleton estate planning attorney Edward P. McNelis put you on the right path. Through creative and custom solutions, our law firm can help you accomplish your goals. Find out how the Law Offices of Edward P. McNelis can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.