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WILLS and ESTATES
provide comprehensive estate planning and administration to clients who want to
assure their wishes are carried out when they pass away. The attorneys at the
Ezzell Group understand that every individual has unique needs and desires when
it comes to estate planning. It is our firm's commitment to develop personal relationships,
and we take the time to get to know each client, learn what they want to achieve,
and work with them to develop an estate plan that will meet our client's goals.
provides for clear direction to your family and the court as to how to distribute
your estate upon your death. The will can determine what property you own, where
you want the property to go and how this will be accomplished. A will can also
provide for the family that you wish to protect and who will care for your children
Wills instruct your family and your doctor how you wish to proceed in making critical
medical decisions in the event that you become incapacitated. Also called a medical
directive, this tool can remove this burden from your family members who may struggle
with following your desires in these circumstances.
Powers of Attorney
Powers of Attorney are legal instruments
used to grant specific or general decision making to another party. A general
power of attorney grants general power to a person regarding all aspects of a
person's life. A limited power of attorney reserves some decision making for the
grantor. A medical power of attorney grants the ability to make decision about
medical treatment and end of life care. A financial power of attorney grants decision
making about financial matters.
Trusts are legal instruments
that transfer title to property to a trustee for the
benefit of a third party. A trust allows for the retention
of possession of assets and can assist in avoiding probate.
Some commonly used trusts include the following:
Trusts: Give property to a charity.
Trusts: The creator can alter or cancel the trust
during their lifetime - the title vests upon the creator's
- Insurance Trusts:
An irrevocable trust that is distributed to heir's
upon your death.
- Marital Trusts:
Used to transfer title of property to your spouse.
- Family Trusts:
Revocable living trust.
- Bypass Trusts:
Irrevocable trust that allows your spouse to enjoy
the income of trust.