Wills & Trusts

Are you planning for the future? Having written documentation for what is to happen at the time of your death will help your family and friends navigate through a hard time without worrying about your wishes. We can help you distribute assets and personal belongings as well as handle the financial issues that may remain after your loved one has passed. Anything you might need when preparing a will, we can take care of.

Similar to a will, a trust allows you to take care of family and friends at the time of your death. In fact, a will can have trust provisions in it. If you would like to give money to children or grandchildren, a trust enables the trustee (the person with access to your will) to withhold money on behalf of the recipient.

Living Will & Medical Power of Attorney

Life is unpredictable and it is important to be prepared for the unknown. Creating a living will and appointing a power of attorney will allow you to decide, in advance, what you want to happen (or not happen) to you if you are unable to speak for yourself. You choose which medical practices you agree to and choose a trusted person to be your health care agent to carry out your wishes. They have the authority to make medical decisions when you cannot.

Estate Administration

Choosing a person who can manage your estate is a vital part of estate planning. You may select a trusted family member or friend, or even an attorney at Butler & Livengood. We would be happy to assist you in determining the value of assets, paying outstanding debts, and the final distribution of the estate assets. Depending on your family dynamic, sometimes it is wise to have a third-party handle the account.