Legal Needs Change
As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to plan for issues such as incapacity, protection of assets and protection of beneficiaries. Unless you do thoughtful planning, your loved ones may end up paying the price.
At Fuller & Quigg, our lawyer provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients of all ages and asset levels. Our lawyer can review your estate plan and advise you about what additional steps you may need to take given your current situation and goals. We serve clients in Decatur and throughout Central Illinois. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Updating Your Estate Plan
If your estate plan was created several years ago, it may not apply to your situation today. For example, if your will leaves all of your assets to your spouse upon your death, that may not be the best thing to do if your spouse is in a nursing home. The assets you built up over a lifetime could be exhausted paying for nursing home expenses.
Our lawyer will review your assets and explain your options. Through Medicaid planning, we can help you ensure that most of your assets go to your family members and less to the government.
Planning For Incapacity
Most people go through a period of incapacity before they die. If you are incapacitated, you may assume that your family members will be able to manage your affairs for you. Unfortunately, if you did not name someone to act for you in the event of disability by completing a power of attorney designation and advance health care directive, the court may end up deciding on your behalf.
Our lawyer can help you complete these important estate planning documents. If a loved one becomes incapacitated without having completed a power of attorney, our lawyer can help you obtain guardianship through the probate court.
Powers Of Attorney Lawyer Serving Decatur And Central Illinois
Call 217-619-0097 (or 866-375-6472 toll free) to discuss your case with an experienced Decatur elder law attorney. We are located on the north side of Decatur with convenient parking. Evening and weekend appointments are available.