When it comes to estate planning, it’s never too early to start. Getting your house in order with wills or trusts will ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes in the event of your death. It’ll give you and your loved ones peace of mind. And if the estate should go through the probate process, the Law Firm of Henry S. Clapper can help. Attorney Henry Clapper is an experienced legal advisor and has been helping clients with estate planning and the probate process since 1969.
Estate Planning: Attorney Henry Clapper
An estate plan includes several elements, such as a living will, power of attorney and a will. For some, a trust may be a good option. When putting together your estate plan, Henry S. Clapper will use his knowledge of state and federal laws governing estates, listen to your concerns and help you make the best choices for your needs and wants.
Everyone needs a will. A simple will can help protect your family from the added stress and expense of probate litigation. This legal document will outline exactly where you want your assets distributed. It’s also a good document to name a guardian for your children should the need arise. Even if you have a trust, you still need a will to take care of any assets outside of that trust when you pass. Your assets include business interests, real estate, insurance policies, retirement savings and more. Ask yourself these questions. Who do you want to inherit your assets? If you become incapacitated, who do you want making medical decisions? Who do you trust to manage your financial affairs if you become physically or mentally unable?
Probate: The Law Firm of Clapper
Probate can be a time consuming and stressful process. As your lawyer, attorney Henry Clapper can assist with:
• Settling debts with creditors
• Distributing assets according to your wishes
• Settling disputes among heirs
Sometimes, disputes occur among heirs or other family members. The death of a loved one is an emotionally charged time and disputes often occur with allegations of undue influence or disagreement regarding the decedent’s true wishes for distribution of property. If you find yourself embroiled in such a dispute, Henry Clapper is a strong litigator and can represent you in court should a lawsuit arise from a conflict of this nature.
If you’re ready to start your estate planning or need assistance with the probate process, turn to the Law Firm of Henry S. Clapper for the best legal advice and representation. Let their experience work for you.