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Wills and Trusts

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Proper estate planning can ensure that your loved ones have less to worry about during a difficult time. Work with us to ensure the orderly and proper distribution of all of your belongings and assets, and make sure that your legacy lives on.  Let us help you fight for your family and protect their future.

Last Will                         & Testament
The Last Will and Testament initiates the direction for concluding your estate upon death. The Will appoints the fiduciaries of your estate including the Executor who settles your affairs and the Guardian who accepts responsibility for your minor children. The dispositive provisions direct your assets to your heirs as you direct. The Will may establish a Children’s Trust in the event of the death of both parents. A Will allows you, and not the State Government, to make all final decisions. 

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Durable Power of Attorney
In the State of Rhode Island, a Durable Power of Attorney  (DOA) for Health Care lets you name someone to make decisions about your medical care—including decisions about life-sustaining procedures—if you can no longer speak for yourself. The durable power of attorney for health care is especially useful because it appoints someone to speak for you any time you are unable to make your own medical decisions, not only at the end of life. Your durable power of attorney for health care goes into effect when your doctor determines that you are no longer able to make or communicate your health care decisions.

 

Health Care Directives
A health care directive is a written document that informs others of your wishes about your health care. It allows you to name a person (“agent”) to decide for you if you are unable to decide. It also allows you to name an agent if you want someone else to decide for you. You must be at least 18 years old to make a health care directive. A health care power of attorney is also very precise by giving one’s agent only that authority needed to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf in the event you are mentally incompetent or otherwise unable to make decisions for yourself.

 

Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney legally provides the necessary authority to an agent (a person to act on your behalf)  in matters that you specify within the legal document itself.  As the name implies, a general power of attorney provides the agent with all the authority needed to act on your behalf in a wide range of situations, such as taking care of yoru personal banking, your investments, attending to insurance matters and real estate transactions.
“I am so thankful for the peace of mind knowing my family is going to be taken care of.  Kenneth took the time and mixed it with his unmatched know how to help me create the best plan for my family’s security and future.”

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Kenneth J. Macksoud, Esq.

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