Estate Planning Puts You In Control

Work With Trusted Lawyers On Your Will

A Last Will and Testament is the foundation for most estate plans. Through a Will, you can set out your wishes regarding how you want to distribute your property, who you want to manage your estate, and who you would like to designate as guardians for your minor children.

Working with a knowledgeable attorney is essential for putting an effective Will into place. At Barna Law, you will find lawyers with decades of experience in Pennsylvania Wills, Estate, and Trust law. We have attorneys who focus entirely on estate planning and related areas, which means we have in-depth knowledge of the many nuances in this area of law.

Drafting A Will

A Will isn’t a cut-and-dried document. To be fully effective, it must be tailored to your situation. Our lawyers will take the time to understand your goals so we can draft a Will that fully addresses your needs and wishes, while also weighing the result on inheritance and future capital gains taxes.

A Will Alone Isn’t Enough

Many people have the misconception that all they need is a Will. In fact, a Will is just one piece of an estate plan. You should also have key documents such as:

  • A Living Will, which sets out your wishes regarding your health care and end-of-life care in the event that you become unable to make those decisions later.
  • A Health Care Power of Attorney, which gives someone the legal authority to make medical decisions on your behalf, in accordance with your Living Will, if you’re unable to do so.
  • General and Financial Power of Attorney, which designates someone to handle your financial and legal affairs if you become legally incapacitated.  In the event that you desire to protect assets if you are ever in a nursing home, this document also has to be drafted to specifically include the authority to engage in various asset-protection strategies.

We can work closely with you to put all of the right tools into place so that you are protected and secure. We can also analyze whether you would benefit from a trust, in addition to a Will.

Take The First Step Toward Crafting A Carefully Tailored Will

You can rely on us to ensure that all of your wishes are squared away in a legally enforceable manner. To get started with an initial consultation, please call our office in Honsdale at 570-559-5658 or contact us online.

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