Ensuring Your Assets Are Available For Your Heirs

When your family is going through a change – whether it's growing or dividing – it's crucial to remember to make estate planning decisions in conjunction with these changes. If you are officially adopting a stepchild, you'll want to make sure he or she is included in your will. If you and your spouse are divorcing, it's important to remember to make the necessary changes in your will and other documents where he or she is named the beneficiary.

At the Law Offices of Debra L. Henry, we help Pennsylvania families to look at the big picture so that the decisions you make now are decisions that will make the most impact in years to come. From wills to powers of attorney to guardianships, we can guide you through the process so that your loved ones are protected in the future.

Some of the ways we assist include:

  • Wills: A will is a key estate planning tool. You can name a guardian for minor children in addition to determining how your assets are divided and among whom.
  • Guardianship: A guardian can be appointed by the court for a minor or an adult who is no longer able to make decisions due to mental disability or advanced age.
  • Health care power of attorney: You can appoint someone you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
  • Power of attorney: If you become incapacitated, this person's role is to make decisions that are primarily financial, including those involving real estate.
  • Probate administration: We can help you through the Pennsylvania probate process.

We will help you understand how each of these decisions will affect your loved ones while also protecting your wishes. We know you have worked hard to accumulate your assets, and we want to help ensure that you have the final say in determining how they are distributed.

It's also critical to put into writing your choices regarding health care and medical decisions. We can help make sure that you have your documents in order so your decisions are legally documented and binding.

We Look Beyond What Is Happening Today

We will help you make sure that the decisions you make today are the right ones for 20 years down the road. Our forward-thinking approach helps ensure that each step of the planning process keeps the end result in mind.

We have been helping Greensburg and Westmoreland County families make crucial decisions for more than two decades, and we are here to help you today. Please call our lawyer, Debra L. Henry, at 724-216-6525. You can also reach us online.