At Auten & Willingham, P.C., we help clients create and modify wills that take their needs and long-term goals into consideration. Whether you need help understanding how prenuptial or postnuptial agreements affect your will or want to know your options for appointing legal guardianship, our Carrollton will formation attorneys can provide knowledgeable legal assistance.
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Naming a guardian in a will can help ensure that surviving children are cared if both parents are deceased. If the will does not name a guardian, the court will decide who gets custody of the children. A guardian may be an aunt, uncle, grandparent, other relative, or even a close friend, but it is important to inform the potential guardian of your choice and discuss the various factors involved to make sure your children will be properly cared for.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements often supersede the conditions set forth in a last will and testament in probate court. While these contracts set forth the terms of property rights and ownership if a marriage dissolves, they also dictate how each spouse can write a will and how property is to be divided if one spouse dies. The Carrollton estate planning lawyers at Auten & Willingham, P.C. can examine the terms of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements and can advise you on the best course of action to help make sure your wishes are protected when you die.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, pays doctors for time spent consulting with senior citizens about end-of-life healthcare planning. This includes living wills, which allow individuals to specify what kind of medical treatments and procedures they do and do not want. While mainly beneficial for those who have specific healthcare preferences, living wills can benefit individuals of any age who want to protect their wishes if they are deemed unable to make their own medical decisions.
A living will can also include a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order that prevents medical personnel from performing CPR or taking other measures to resuscitate you. Regarding the medical power of attorney, you may appoint a person to make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated. In addition, you can dictate how much power that person has over your specific medical decisions.
At Auten & Willingham, P.C., our Carrollton will formation attorneys can provide thorough legal advice and answer your questions regarding your overall estate plan. Call us at (214) 643-8757 today to learn more about our estate planning services.
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