Are you searching for a qualified attorney to work with you to ensure that your family is prepared to weather the loss of a loved one? Talking about elder issues, whether your own or those of a loved one is often complicated. Discussing a plan for handling legal matters during one's declining health or after death is never pleasant. However, taking action today will help ease the stress tomorrow. If you are faced with an emergency, decisions become more critical and more difficult. Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC has been working with local families on elder law issues for more than 118 years, and can help you to prepare trusts, wills, and estates with compassion for your circumstances.
Call (517) 234-1981 and let our trusted team help you navigate the challenging landscape of laws affecting seniors today. Protect what you've worked so hard to build and know that your wishes shall be honored and shared with family members.
Protecting Your Assets
Elder law is the legal practice pertaining to issues that affect the aging population. Often at the core is establishing safeguards to protect the assets you have worked so hard to build and to ensure that they are passed on to the people you cherish. Our elder service offerings are expansive, covering many aspects related to estates, health care, and wills.
Elder Law services provided by Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC include:
- Estate planning
- Tax law
- Disability and long-term care issues
The caring attorneys at Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC can help you structure a financial plan that will enable you to live a financially secure retirement. We provide legal planning services, that are simple and direct, so that you understand the options available and how your estate can best be structured to protect you and your heirs.
Planning for Incapacity and Death
Are you prepared for a health emergency? When a stroke, accident or other life-changing event occurs, your life can change in an instant. If you are unable to communicate, will your wishes be known and understood? Do you have a designated family member who can take over control of your estate, whether short-term or permanently? These are the types of considerations Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC helps families prepare for.
When you sit down with a legal team member from Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC, we'll walk you through the maze of legal documents and make sure that you have a full understanding of how legal issues will impact you. Rest at ease that you will remain in control of your assets.
It may seem easy to put off the unpleasant task of planning for incapacity or death now. However, if you take control of your life and future assets now, while you are able, you will have the power to remove this burden from your family and loved ones later. Working with Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC to create an estate plan will keep you in the driver's seat. It's the most loving gift you can give to your family - protecting your life and property as well as theirs.
Creation of Wills
When your assets and bequests are simple, folks often choose to write their own will. As long as you comply with state laws, you will likely stand up in a court of law, and it will be executed as planned. But if you own land, investment accounts and/or own a business, assistance from a qualified law firm, such as Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC, is a wise decision. We'll guide you through the process of putting your accounts in order and designating an executor who will follow your wishes and correctly distribute your assets. When you call (517) 234-1981 to schedule a consultation, we'll arrange a convenient time to meet with you and discuss your goals.
The following are other pieces of information we'll ask about as we create your last will and testament:
- Selection of executor, the person who will carry out your directives
- Identification of heirs
- The naming of a guardian for any minors or dependents
- Dividing property and assets including real estate, retirement accounts, and bank accounts
- Assigning any other tangible assets and special collectibles, etc.
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