Hillsville Estate Planning Lawyer
Estate Planning Services We Offer in Virginia
A will is a foundational estate planning document. It is recommended that every adult in Virginia have a professionally drafted will in place. For most people, a standardized will is not the best option. You need a custom will that properly protects your interests. Among other things, a will can be used to name heirs, distribute assets, name a guardian for a minor child, and appoint an estate administrator. At The Jackson Law Group, our Hillsville, VA estate planning lawyers have the skills and legal knowledge needed to help you put together a last will and testament that is best suited to your unique needs.
As important as it is to have a will in place, it is not always the best estate planning vehicle to transfer assets to beneficiaries. In some cases, you may be better served by setting up a revocable living trust, a charitable trust, a Special Needs Trust, or some other type of trust. When set up in the proper manner, trusts offer a number of different benefits, including efficiency, privacy, and avoidance of Virginia’s probate process. Further, trusts are flexible. Life changes, and so can your trust. If you have questions or concerns about setting up a trust or trust planning in general, our Carroll County estate planning lawyers are here to help.
Powers of Attorneys and Medical Directives
Finally, another important aspect of estate planning is preparing for the possibility of incapacitation. Though it is uncomfortable for many people to think about, it is crucial that you put the right legal structure in place to allow your trusted family members and loved ones to make medical, financial, and legal decisions for you, should you no longer be capable of handling those matters on your own. What exactly this entails will depend on your circumstances. Though, as a general rule, it is a good idea to establish:
- A durable power of attorney;
- A medical power of attorney; and
- Advance medical directives.
These legal documents will ensure that your personal medical wishes are respected and that your loved ones have the authority that they need to handle your affairs without problems. Our Hillsville estate planning lawyers have deep experience handling the full range of powers of attorney and advance medical directive matters under Virginia law. We can help you put a plan in place that provides you with true peace and security—no matter what happens.
Why Work With the Hillsville Estate Planning Lawyers at The Jackson Law Group
Estate planning is about protecting yourself and your family. Navigating estate planning issues can be complicated, stressful, and overwhelming. We want to make sure that you are able to enjoy your life to the fullest, knowing that you are fully prepared for the future. At The Jackson Law Group, our diligent estate planning lawyers have nearly five decades of experience serving individuals and families throughout Southern Virginia. We are committed to:
- Taking the time to listen to your story and understand your unique situation;
- Explaining the pros and cons of all available estate planning options; and
- Crafting an estate plan that best meets your objectives and protects your rights.
One of the things that set us apart is that we know that estate planning is not a one-size-fits-all issue. Our Hillsville, VA estate planning lawyers have deep ties to the community. We pride ourselves on establishing long-term relationships with our clients and providing them with the personal attention that they rightfully deserve.
Get Help From Our Hillsville Estate Planning Attorneys Today
At The Jackson Law Group, our Virginia estate planning lawyers are committed to providing attentive, fully personalized legal guidance to clients. We will help you and your family find peace, security, and stability through comprehensive estate planning. For your confidential, no-obligation consultation, please contact our legal team today. With an office in Hillsville, we serve communities throughout the region, including in Wytheville, Woodlawn, Fancy Gap, Lambsburg, Dugspur, and Austinville.
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