Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate planning is vital to your family’s financial well-being. Creating a will and any necessary trusts or powers of attorney can reduce your tax burdens while providing for your family and ensuring that your wishes are carried out after your death. Wampler Law Firm can help you set priorities and put the essential documents in place.

A will is probably the most important document a person can execute in their lifetime. Simply put, a will declares your wishes for your possessions after you pass.
A trust is an alternative way to pass assets to a beneficiary. Trusts are beneficial because they avoid probate. In doing so, they are passed quicker because they avoid court procedures, and economical because they avoid court fees and other legal fees. In addition, they often provide tax benefits, leaving more to those chosen and, for some trusts, protects assets from creditors.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a document in which you state that you give someone else the authority to make certain decisions to act on your behalf (usually a general power of attorney or financial power of attorney).
Health Care Directives & Living Wills
Health care directives and living wills are types of estate plans that allow a person to express his or her medical and end-of-life treatment decisions, in order to provide family members and health care personnel with clear medical care instructions.
Many families have a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability or a loved one that at some point becomes unable to make his or her own personal and financial decisions. At Wampler Law Firm, we can assist you with determining what type of guardianship is most appropriate.