Estate Planning and Probate

You are going to live forever, right? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is “No.” Everyone is going to die at some point but the problem is that we don’t know when. What would happen if you died, or even worse, became physically or mentally incapacitated tomorrow? Do you have a plan? When you don’t have a plan in place, facing these inevitable situations are financially devastating and logistically difficult. One of the greatest gifts you can provide to your family is to have a plan in place.

Mr. Reeder has counseled people and drafted needed documents for events like these for over 25 years. Mr. Reeder will sit down with you personally and formulate a plan that is specific to your needs and your economic situation. You don’t need to pay for a fifty page trust if a six page Last Will and Testament will do. Among the documents you may need are: Wills, Trusts (including trusts designed to protect assets for future generations whether revocable or non-revocable), Lady Bird Deeds, Powers of Attorney for Business Affairs, Medical Powers of Attorneys, HIPAA Releases, Guardianship Designations, Directives to Physicians and Family known more commonly as a Living Will, Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (DNRs), Declarations for Mental Health Treatment, and various other documents.

If a loved one has died in your family, you will need a probate attorney to help address the legal issues that arise. Mr. Reeder can represent you in seeking to probate a will, or in dealing with the winding up of affairs and transferring assets to heirs when there is no will. With his extensive litigation background he can represent you in both contested and non- contested probate court matters. He can also assist you when a guardianship is needed.