Your Will is your expression of what you want to happen with your estate - your life's work - when you die. It is one of the most important documents you will ever sign.
An Advance Directive (or living will) with a medical power of attorney provides guidance to health care providers when you are unable to state your wishes yourself. It names persons who you trust to act in your behalf in medical care decision-making - to talk to doctors, and to have access to your medical records.
A Durable Power of Attorney likewise names persons of your choosing to handle your personal financial affairs. This power can be given right away or upon your disability. Your choice.
Snipes & Collins will take the time to discern your unique needs when drafting your will and other estate planning documents. You will receive individualized attention and personalized service. Snipes & Collins makes home and hospital visits if you cannot come to the office.
Snipes & Collins has extensive experience in estate administration. Your attorney will arrange for probate of the will, assist you in identifying and valuing the estate assets, prioritize debts of the estate to be paid, prepare and file inheritance tax reports and accountings, and assist with making distribution.
Hiring an attorney to assist with probate can save an estate money by making sure you do not overlook important deadlines, and administer the estate efficiently. Administering an estate often involves balancing interests of different parties, including beneficiaries who are may be family members. An outside third party, like an attorney, can help manage sometimes difficult family dynamics.
Snipes & Collins is also prepared to defend will contests and handle other Orphans' Court matters.
Whether you are a young adult just starting out, or one of life's seasoned veterans, there is no time like the present to plan for the future. Your estate plan, which in most cases will consist of a will, durable power of attorney, and advance directives (living will), should reflect your situation and needs. In most cases, this plan can be created simply and quickly.
Simple or complex, Snipes & Collins will spend the time with you to develop the estate plan that suits your unique needs. You've worked too hard to settle for one-size fits all.
Snipes & Collins . 16 South Main Street . P.O. Box 354 . Yardley, PA 19067 . (215) 493-3664