In-depth planning is the focus of Mayhone Elder Law. Estate planning is more than about what happens when you die. It also addresses what happens if you don’t die, but become incapacitated or incompetent. We give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have prepared for the inevitabilities of life. We accomplish this through our unique approach to planning that goes beyond the mere preparation of cookie-cutter documents.
It is our mission to discover and understand your wishes and vision before we prepare an estate plan for you. We don’t just take your name; we take the time to get to know you. The result of the time that we spend together is an organized estate plan that is a reflection of who you are and the ideals that you live by. We promise you the following:
- We will spend the time with you that is necessary to get to know you and to understand what is important to you…and why;
- We will listen carefully to you during our meetings and phone calls, and we will address all of your questions and concerns;
- We will focus on your unique and individual needs and prepare a customized estate plan tailored just for you; and
- We will provide high quality legal services through a comprehensive team approach.
Your estate plan indicates how you want your assets to be managed during your lifetime, and how you want them distributed upon your death. A carefully considered estate plan often includes legal documents and directives that state your wishes and authorize the people you trust to assure that your estate planning goals are accomplished. A successful estate plan will give you peace of mind.
Some estate planning documents are executed and effective while you are alive, so that your assets and personal affairs are carefully managed in the way that you want, even if you are no longer able to manage them on your own. These documents are often used to preserve assets in the event that nursing facility, or another type of long-term care, is needed. They include:
- Financial powers of attorney
- Health care powers of attorney
- Advance directives/Living Will
Other estate planning documents are designed to be effective after your death. These documents help assure that your assets are distributed in accordance with the law, to the designated beneficiaries, and in the amounts specified. They include:
- Last wills and testaments
- Beneficiary designations
At Mayhone Elder Law, our goal is to create a plan to allow you to stay at home as long as possible, and have a plan to protect you and your family if that is not possible.