Wills & Trusts
You spend every day caring for your loved ones. Now is the time to provide them the ultimate protection – a solid estate plan. At Devine Law Firm, our experienced attorneys help individuals just like you every week achieve the ultimate peace of mind – knowing that your loved ones are protected in the event of the unexpected. We have created a system that streamlines the process, making it more simple than ever to put your plan in place. Your attorney will discuss your needs and determine what documents are needed to provide the protection required for your specific situation. Browse our FAQ section below to learn more about the process, and then give us a call to arrange your free, confidential consultation at 702-515-1500.
What is an Estate Plan?
An Estate Plan is a series of legal documents that plans for a multitude of events in the case of your incapacitation or death. A typical estate plan includes a Revocable Living Trust (to avoid probate), a Last Will and Testament (an important function of this establishes guardianship for minor children), a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney, and a Durable Power of Attorney. Based on your needs, your attorney will determine what documents you should have in place.
Isn't a Will enough?
In most cases, no. While a Will is a valuable document and typically the “foundation” of an estate plan, the Will does not ensure probate is avoided – something most individuals desire – and it does not cover your healthcare wishes.
What is the Process Like?
During your first consultation, your attorney will assess your needs and recommend the documents you should put in place. You will then be given a questionnaire to complete that your attorney will guide you through. Once you turn the questionnaire back in, your attorney will draft your documents and you will come in for your signing. We provide all witnesses, notary, and you will receive an elegant binder to house your documents.
Benefits of a full Estate Plan
Determine how your assets will be distributed upon your passing (rather than the State making the decisions for you).
Appoint guardians for your minor children.
Ensure your medical wishes are followed and keep extremely difficult medical decisions off of your loved ones.
Keep the emotional and financial stress of probate off of your family, ensuring their assets are not delayed nor used up by legal fees during probate.