Estate Planning

Most people don’t give much thought to planning out their long-term care — at least, not until they start to feel like they’re getting “over the hill.” But planning ahead is important, especially when it could mean preventing future conflict for yourself or your loved ones.

Estate planning is a process that allows you to legally declare your preferences regarding many aspects of your life, such as your health care, your finances, your assets, and your beneficiaries. The purpose of developing an estate plan is to ensure that your wishes are known, should you become unable to express them yourself. Whether or not they are honored, though, depends on several factors, such as the quality of the plan you’ve put together, how clearly your wishes are expressed, and whether or not anyone involved contests what you’ve declared.

With so many factors and legal intricacies involved in estate planning, it’s crucial that you seek the appropriate counsel to ensure nothing important is overlooked. An experienced estate planning attorney can not only walk you through the legal process; they can also help you to ensure that your plan incorporates the services that may be most vital to your future specifically. At the law office of Charles Kennedy P.C., Charles aims to do just that. He takes the time to get to know his clients and to educate them before asking them to sign anything.

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Estate Planning Services

Whether or not you choose to work with Charles, he feels it’s important for you to reach a solid understanding of your options when it comes to your estate plan. That’s why, below, you’ll find a list of some of the most vital services involved in estate planning, each of which he provides in his practice:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Disability Planning
  • Physician’s Directives
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Statutory Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

As you can see, there are many aspects to estate planning — each accounting for a specific need that a person may or may not run into in their future. If any of the above terms are unfamiliar to you, don’t worry. That’s exactly what an estate planning attorney is for — to guide you through the process, educate you on your options, and ensure that the services you may need are accounted for in your plan. At least, that’s what Charles believes.

If you’re looking to add a little more certainty to your future, don’t hesitate to give Charles a call. He has been proudly guiding families the DFW area through the estate planning process for over 30 years.

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Sometimes it pays to think ahead. In terms of estate planning, the reward of forward thinking can reach all the way to the next generation and beyond. It can mean less future stress for your loved ones and greater peace of mind for you in the meantime. As you consider your options, feel free to request a consultation with Charles. He’s always happy to educate his clients on the ins and outs of the estate planning process.