Wills – A will is a document that allows you to name guardians for your minor children and direct the disposition of your assets upon your death. There are several types of wills, each with its own purpose. They are an important piece of an estate plan, but they do not avoid the public and time consuming probate process where a court oversees the distribution of assets.

Trusts – Trusts are a very flexible estate planning instrument. They can be used to avoid the hassles of probate, minimize estate taxes, and plan for incapacity. Additionally, your trust can be tailored to fit the particular circumstances of the trust maker and the beneficiaries. Trusts have the added benefit of being a private document that does not get filed with the court.

Power of Attorney – A power of attorney allows you to name a trusted agent to act on your behalf in managing your finances. You can grant power to your agent to act on your behalf either immediately, or to become effective upon incapacity.

Advanced Health Care Directive – Utah’s Advanced Health Care Directive allows you to name another person to make health care decisions for you when you cannot make decisions or speak for yourself. It also allows you to record your wishes about health care in writing. There are many options for an advanced health care directive, from giving full control to the person you name as your agent, to giving more specific direction on the type of end of life care you wish to receive.

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Wills – A will is a document that allows you to name guardians for your minor children and direct the disposition of your assets upon your death. There are several types of wills, each with its own purpose. They are an important piece of an estate plan, but they do not avoid the public and time consuming probate process where a court oversees the distribution of assets.

Trusts – Trusts are a very flexible estate planning instrument. They can be used to avoid the hassles of probate, minimize estate taxes, and plan for incapacity. Additionally, your trust can be tailored to fit the particular circumstances of the trust maker and the beneficiaries. Trusts have the added benefit of being a private document that does not get filed with the court.

Power of Attorney – A power of attorney allows you to name a trusted agent to act on your behalf in managing your finances. You can grant power to your agent to act on your behalf either immediately, or to become effective upon incapacity.

Advanced Health Care Directive – Utah’s Advanced Health Care Directive allows you to name another person to make health care decisions for you when you cannot make decisions or speak for yourself. It also allows you to record your wishes about health care in writing. There are many options for an advanced health care directive, from giving full control to the person you name as your agent, to giving more specific direction on the type of end of life care you wish to receive.

Call to get started on your estate plan today.