These clients were a married couple two minor children. They wanted to create a plan that avoided probate and protected their assets until their children were old enough to handle the estate.
We created a Trust plan for them that contained:
- A Trust;
- Pour-Over Wills;
- Financial Powers of Attorney;
- Healthcare Powers of Attorney;
- Healthcare Directives;
- Letters for Short-Term Guardians;
- A Babysitter Emergency Manual; and
- A Deed.
The Trust allowed the clients to accomplish their goals in distributing their assets, avoiding probate, and caring for their children.
The Pour Over Will provides security in case the clients miss transferring any assets into the trust. It allows the Personal Representative settling the estate to “pour” any assets outside of the Trust into the Trust.
The Power of Attorney documents provide for the couple if they are ever in a situation in which they cannot make financial or medical decisions for themselves.
Guardian designations were included in the Power of Attorney documents and in the Pour Over Wills, and we also provided the couple with Letters for Short-Term Guardians and a Babysitter Emergency Manual.
We prepared the Healthcare Directives for end of life decisions and to take the mystery out of what the couple would want to happen to them if they are ever in a permanent vegetative state.
The Deed we prepared conveyed the clients’ property into the Trust, so that in the event of their death, the Trustees can sell the property or pass it down to the children.
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