Planning for the end of your life is not a topic most people want to discuss. Having a will or trust in place, however, can help your loved ones to know your wants after you have passed. Having a Des Moines estate planning attorney create your will can ensure that all aspects and property is accounted for.
If you fall ill or are seriously injured and cannot make decisions for yourself, you will want an appointed Power of Attorney or set rules in place so that you will know your wishes are being met. A financial Power of Attorney can also be appointed to cover your finances if you are not able to do so yourself.
If you have children, you will want to ensure they are taken care of in their future. You will want to name someone to help manage the property or money you left for them. That person may also be named your children’s guardian.
Life insurance policies can also help relieve stress from your loved ones after you pass away. That money can be used towards money you may owe on your home, any debts, or help raise younger children. It may also help to cover funeral expenses.
Documents related to your estate plan should be kept in a safe and secure place. You and your executor, whether it be a spouse or another person, should have complete access to all the information in your plan, including financial statements, retirement plans, will or trusts, funeral plans, etc.
At Iowa Defenders, we understand what a delicate subject this is for you and your loved ones. We want to be completely taken care of and ensure all your affairs are in order. With our attorneys by your side, you can have a peace of mind in knowing that we are working hard for you and are assessing all possible options for you and your case. Our estate planning attorneys at Iowa Defenders are prepared to help you and your loved ones be taken care of. Contact our office today to begin the estate planning process.