Estate Planning in Southern Illinois
Let Hafford Elder Law Planning Help You and Your Family!
Estate planning is more than documents. It is about creating a plan that will provide for you and your loved ones in the event of a crisis or at the time of your death. Estate planning serves as a guide to ensure you, and those who matter most to you, will be protected against uncertainty.
At Hafford Elder Law Planning, we know how to guide you through the process to reach the results you need. We are focused not only on the basics but on ensuring you are able to create the legacy you want for your family. Whether it is planning for children, grandchildren, pets, or the causes you care most about, we know how to help you reach those goals.
There are documents each of us need to protect us from lifetime events that could limit our ability to make decisions for ourselves. This could be an immediate crisis such as a car accident or a long-term illness diagnosis such as dementia. In these instances, we need advance directives such as health care surrogate designations and a durable power of attorney in place that will give legal authority to the person we select to act for us. We also need estate planning documents that plan for death. This can include a last will and testament, a trust agreement, or a combination of the two. We encourage you to talk to us about the distinction between these documents so that we can decide what planning strategies work best in your case.
We know how to help you create an estate plan that works well in Southern Illinois. We will work together to create estate planning that reflects your values. When we are finished, your estate planning will reflect not only who will make your decisions if you cannot and who will inherit your estate at death, but how you will protect your estate during life.