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Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate

At the Law Office of John L. Pool, we believe that now is always the right time to ensure your estate reflects your wishes. You do not want to leave your heirs left in the dark, or entangled in sometimes messy court proceedings.

John L. Pool, Attorney at Law can help make sure your wishes are established with appropriate wills, trusts, and other documentation, and that those wishes will be properly executed. Our practice areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Probate Administration
  • Living Wills
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • End of life health directives

There are many critical considerations that go into the planning of an estate:

Do you have an up-to-date will? If not, a court will make certain assumptions and dispense with your estate as it sees fit.

Will your minor children be cared for by someone of your choosing?

Have all tax consequences been taken into consideration so all possible assets go to your loved ones?

Are trusts and gift tax matters in place to allow you to pass on the fruits of your life's labor to the greatest extent possible, including actions you can take right now? Without proper gifting, you and your heirs could face severe financial consequences on your estate later in life. Medicare places severe financial restrictions on their benefits. It is imporant to understand and plan to ensure you qualify for Medicare based care if that is your goal.

The bottom line is that planning with an estate planning lawyer, you can do whatever is possible to lessen the tax burden on your estate, thereby leaving as much as possible to your heirs. The Law Office of John L. Pool will can help individual and families with comprehensive estate planning for decades.

Let us review your plans with you so they are optimized to meet legal requirements and assure your wishes and interests are understood and protected.