Planning Can Protect Your Family
It is important to have a plan in place to protect your family. Thoughtful planning is important, particularly when long-term care issues are a concern. At Boyer Law Group, we work to make the process of estate planning as simple as possible for our clients through our personalized approach and client-oriented mindset.
We Create Strategic, Personalized Estate Plans and Elder Care Plans
Creating an estate plan or elder care plan involves many things, such as:
- An estate plan: Wills and trusts are excellent tools to protect your loved one’s estate, but they are not the only part of a comprehensive estate plan. Every individual needs power of attorney and health care directives as well.
- Long-term care planning: Most people will need care in their old age, whether that means from a family member or at a nursing home. We can help you plan for the financial aspect and find care if necessary.
- Veterans’ planning or other modifications: Whether someone is a veteran can have big implications on their elder care.
- Healthcare plan: It is important to make decisions as early as possible regarding your wishes for health care so your family does not have to make them for you in the event of incapacitation. We can help you understand your options.
Because Boyer Law Group has been helping Nevada residents make elder care plans for more than 20 years, our team has the experience necessary to create individualized plans tailored to your needs and goals. Read what former clients are saying.
Contact Us Today For Your Free Consultation
To speak with an estate planning lawyer about your options for an elder care plan, call our Las Vegas office at 702-255-2000 and arrange your free meeting. You can also reach a lawyer through our online contact form. Send a message, and we will respond as promptly as possible.
Should I get my estate planning in place now?
Legal services were deemed an essential service in Nevada, which means our office is working during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has some people thinking about what might happen if they die before their kids turn eighteen, or what might happen if they die before their spouse with mild cognitive impairment. Some people are also worried about children with special needs.”
How do I get my estate planning done during the pandemic?
The initial meeting can be handled by telephone or video conference. For people who really want to meet in person, we can accommodate you and our office will follow the guidelines for social distancing.
The documents once prepared must be properly executed to be effective. Certain estate planning documents require notarization, and those documents can be signed in our office while following social distancing protocol. In Nevada, documents can be notarized by video conferencing means. A few estate planning documents must be witnessed. Those can be done in the office while following social distancing protocol. A person can also stay in their car and sign the document, while the notary and witnesses watch from outside. Thereafter, the notary and witnesses can place their signatures on the document at the time of the signing.
What estate planning documents do I need?
An essential estate plan will include documents that specify who gets what and under what terms. For those with minor children, a will is essential because it names the guardians of minor children, and you will want to ensure that you, and not the courts, are naming their guardians. Here are some basic documents that are typically part of an essential estate plan:
- Will: A document that states who receives your assets. You also name the person in charge, called a personal representative. If you have minor children, you need to name a guardian for them. A will alone does not avoid the probate process.
- Power of attorney for assets: Naming someone to act as your agent to handle financial matters, typically when you become incapacitated.
- Power of attorney for health care: Naming someone to make health care decisions on your behalf if you lose the ability to do so. This document also instructs what your final wishes are regarding life support, in the event you cannot express your wishes yourself.
- Trusts: Revocable trusts are sometimes the best option as it can avoid the probate process and provide for more legacy planning. Irrevocable trusts are often used for asset protection purposes to safeguard your assets from lawsuits.