The Law Office of
Tiffany N. Naylor
Attorney at Law
WILLS AND ESTATES
Certain documents are important to assist your family in executing your wishes before and after your death. Our office can assist you or your loved ones in planning and executing your wishes.
A will is a very important tool in planning the disposition of your estate and aiding your loved ones in carrying out your final wishes. Often times without a will, loved ones are left to try to tie up your affairs with headache and obstacles. A will can make the process much easier and less stressful for your loved ones while ensuring that your wishes are honored.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney can save money and protect your family from significant hassle should you ever be unable to handle your financial affairs.
Health Care Power of Attorney
A health care power of attorney allows you to appoint an agent to make health care decisions for you in the event you are not able to make an informed decision for yourself. This is an important tool in end of life planning but is also a great idea for everyone because tragedy can strike unexpectedly at any time.
Living Will/Advance Directive
A living will allows you to make certain decisions in advance regarding end of life treatment. This document allows you to feel comfortable about the circumstances of your death should a family member be asked to make the decision of when to end your life. It also relieves anxiety and possible emotional turmoil for your loved ones by simply knowing that they don't have to make that decision.
Sometimes a loved one may become incapacitated without having a Durable Power of Attorney or a Health Care Power of Attorney. In that situation, a family member or friend will need to seek guardianship of that individual in order to take care of that person's financial matters and make health care decisions. This is a two-part process in court before the Clerk of Superior Court which requires a finding of incompetency and then an appointment of a guardian This means a court order is required and the process is more time-consuming and more expensive than executing a Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney - a good reason why everyone should have these documents.