An estate plan is an all-inclusive package that includes all the documents required to handle your affairs at either your death or incapacitation. An estate plan at a minimum often includes a will and a trust, healthcare directive and assigns a party of your choosing to make decisions in your absence. Your estate plan will ensure your wishes regarding your assets, family and end-of-life decisions are respected and honored in a private manner.
If you pass with a Trust in place, you’ll have named a party as a Trustee and this person will be in charge of administering the trust according to the terms you’ve outlined. This can sometimes be an overwhelming responsibility during an already stressful time; as such, help from an attorney can be invaluable at this time. Ahlstrom Legal is sympathetic to this time and is ready to help with any on-going administration needs you may have.