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Esteemed Estate Planning Attorney Serving Wise County Families

If something tragic happened to you today, would your loved ones have clear instructions for managing or dispersing your estate? If not, you are in need of principled estate planning services. Our seasoned estate planning lawyers can help you take stock of your assets, determine what your dependents might need in the future, who will be named as your beneficiaries, and who will be responsible for executing your estate when the time comes.

Our Estate Planning Services

There are many applicable aspects of estate planning with which we can assist you. We offer legal counsel regarding:

  • Wills

  • Living Wills

  • Trusts

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Guardianship

  • Conservatorship

Wills and living wills are documents that direct others on how to manage your assets if you cannot do so yourself. They allow you to inform your family, business partners, medical professionals, attorneys, and the courts what to do in any number of circumstances.

Powers of attorney allow you to designate a specific person to make decisions on your behalf. Many people choose their spouse and give them the power to make financial and medical decisions in the event of mental deterioration or catastrophic injury. A power of attorney can be as vague or as specific as you wish; some people prefer to have their spouse handle everything, whereas others may designate their spouse to make medical decisions for them and a trusted business associate or attorney to handle their finances or other legal matters.

Planning Your Legacy

Above all, estate planning is for the benefit of others if something should happen to you. Grieving or overwhelmed family members deserve to know your intentions so they can help or honor you and gain closure. We have seen many cases where a bereaved spouse feels guilty or sad that they are tasked with executing their loved one’s estate without knowing what they wanted. Though it can be unpleasant to ponder injury or death, it is important to care for your family even after you are gone. We can help you get through this so you can focus on the good things in life.

The Law Office of Kern and Wilkens, PC helps individuals and families in Wise County plan for their futures through thorough estate planning. If you need assistance with powers of attorney, living wills, wills, guardianship and/or conservator-ship, contact our Big Stone Gap office today at 276-523-1281 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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