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Understanding Wills And Powers Of Attorney

Are you a family member seeking legal assistance with the drafting of your last will and testament? Do you also need advice about powers of attorney, and the role they play in your estate planning? We can help you understand the process and why these are important.

Your Wishes, Our Advice

At Fowler, Doyle, Spiess & Florsch, PLLC, we can help you with every aspect of wills and powers of attorney. We are an estate planning law office whose focus is your current priorities and future goals.

We are passionate about planning. We know that to plan well often means to live well. We listen and work hard to see that your wishes are reflected in your will, and that your power of attorney survives any disability you encounter.

What A Will Can And Cannot Do

We make a point of thoroughly explaining what a will can do for you, and some things it cannot. For instance, there are limitations as to what a will can distribute, after your death.

  • A will can only dispense assets that are in your name solely, as opposed to those held in trust or others held in joint ownership.
  • We help you to select your executor who will carry out the wishes spelled out in your will. Everything that a will does or does not accomplish. Read more on wills.
  • We will make sure that you have carefully considered who you choose as your agent for your durable power of attorney. This legal device has sweeping powers, entitling that person to act on your behalf financially and legally.
  • There are also springing powers of attorney and others that can bear the names of more than one agent.

Having a power of attorney already created is vastly preferable to the often expensive, unnecessary guardianship proceedings that can result in the absence of one. Read more on powers of attorney.

Call Toll-Free For A Free Initial Consultation

We have valuable information you can use in drafting your will and power of attorney. You can also contact us by phone, email or fax. Call Fowler, Doyle, Spiess & Florsch, PLLC, at 866-572-4366. Serving Troy, the Capital District and the surrounding areas.