Crafting a thorough estate plan is essential to making sure that your assets pass as you choose upon your death and that the financial burden on your loved ones is minimized. We can advise people on the estate planning instruments that may fit their needs, and we can help them draft wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, and other documents. For example, a trust can allow you to pass assets contained in it without going through probate, which can be costly and time-consuming. A power of attorney, meanwhile, can allow someone whom you trust to handle important affairs on your behalf if your health prevents you from handling them. If you need to update your estate plan or draft and execute one, our office can assist you.