Planning for a future that does not include you is one of the most difficult tasks we face as adults. But most agree planning is essential because of the way it helps loved ones who are left behind after they die. Estate planning with a compassionate and understanding attorney can make an emotionally charged situation much easier.

Aside from family law, Zachary C. Holbrook has been helping Ogden, UT families with estate planning for years. He understands that preparing for potential incapacities or your death is a distressing event, but one that is necessary if you want to protect your family. No matter how tempting it might be to postpone estate planning, it is important that every individual create a plan that ensures their families will be cared and know what to do for in the event of their death. This is especially true for couples with young children. Preparing for any eventuality, no matter how extreme, reduces the worry regarding your children and property.

One of the most important aspects of estate planning is choosing the right tools to help manage your estate. You have numerous options and understanding how each works and how each effects your property and your loved ones is a vital part of making a smart estate plan. It is essential to work with an attorney who understands your options and can explain the pros and cons of the various estate planning tools.

Zachary has experience helping clients create the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Medical Directives, Living Wills, and Declarations to Physicians
  • Power of Attorney

Zachary is also familiar with Utah’s probate system and can help families through formal or informal probate, summary assignment, or settlement of smaller estates.

Zachary can help you create a plan for how your property will be distributed after your death. Whether that means creating a will or trust, including a revocable living trust or special needs trust will vary based on your personal circumstances.

Zachary can also help you put a plan in place should something happen and you be incapacitated. Living wills are the most common terminology for this type of instrument, but health care directives and declarations to physicians can encompass more specific wishes you might have in the event you are incapacitated. It is also important you assign durable powers of attorney to a representative of your choice to care for your financial or health care decisions should you become incapacitated.

No amount of planning can take away the grief your loved ones will experience when you die. There are complex emotions involved and no matter how much planning you do in advance, their loss will be difficult. However, you can make the practical matters easier for them, though, by planning ahead. Nobody in Ogden, UT should be forced to deal with legal questions and concerns when their focus should be on grieving.

Nobody should be forced to make estate planning decisions without the assistance of an experienced attorney. For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss your estate planning needs with an experienced Ogden, UT attorney, contact Zachary at 801-317-4764 or by email at Zachary.holbrook@comcast.net.

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