Importance of Estate Planning
Creating a will may be one of the most important legal actions you take in your lifetime. It is never too early to speak with an experienced Buffalo estate planning lawyer to learn your rights and develop a strategy for preserving your assets. Here is what you need to know about the importance of estate planning.
Importance of Estate Planning | Changing a Will
It is extremely important to make sure your will is regularly updated. As many things in life change, oftentimes, those who you want as your heirs and beneficiaries can change. An outdated will may not reflect your current wishes in regards to dividing your estate. At the Law Offices of Randy H. Gugino, we make changing a will easy.
As a dedicated Buffalo estate planning attorney, clients often come to me with questions regarding changing or updating their will. When you work with our office to establish your will, your will is readily available to you whenever you need access to it and make changes. To make any changes to your will, you have to sign an authorization, allowing your attorney to pull your previous will and file the new one.
Importance of Estate Planning | Healthcare Proxy
As a dedicated Buffalo estate planning lawyer, I often get questions from clients regarding healthcare proxies and what is important to know about them. The New York State healthcare proxy law allows you to appoint someone you trust to make health-related decisions for you, under the circumstances that you cannot make those decisions for yourself. Without a healthcare proxy, nobody can make the decision for you; the doctors will have to go to the courts for an answer to be rendered by a judge. You can give the person you select as your healthcare proxy as much or as little authority as you want. You can allow them to make all healthcare decisions for you, or limit their authority to only make certain predetermined decisions.
Trying to decide on how you want to live the remainder of your life, and who you should appoint to make those decisions on your behalf can be overwhelming. Buffalo estate planning attorney Randy H. Gugino has been assisting residents throughout Western New York plan their estates for over 30 years. He can provide the guidance you need and experience you deserve. Contact him today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Let his experience work for you.