Last Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney

While many people can not make up their mind whether they “need” a will, it can be crucial in many circumstances.  A will can be your last chance to “set things straight” and to protect your family and your wishes.

While often wills are associated with “old people”, often, it’s the younger generation that really needs their will done.  Everyone with minor children should have a will, to ensure that in the event that tragedy strikes, their children will be cared for by the right person.  Sometimes, the right person to raise your child may not be the right person to manage your children’s assets.  And there may be yet another person who is the person to manage your estate.  Marcel can help you make sure that you consider all your options so that you make the right decision.

In addition to a Last Will and Testament, you may also need to consider a power of attorney to allow someone to manage your affairs should you become incapacitated or disabled.

An advanced directive for health care, sometimes known as a living will, is another important document to consider.  Many end of life decisions, such as whether you would like to be an organ donor, whether you would like spiritual care during your illness, where you would like to spend your last days, and who, in the event you are unable to, should make decisions regarding your health care.

Marcel can help you in this area.  Sometimes, he even advises clients that in some situations, some or all of these documents may not be required.