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What happens to your estate if you die without a will?

It is a question that you have likely heard asked by estate planning experts in Greensburg multiple times: have you written a will? Why would such a document carry so much importance that you should consider creating one while your end still seems to be so far away? The truth is that you do not know when you will die, and not having a will when you do takes the power to decide who will receive the assets and property that you have worked so hard to accumulate away from you and hands it over to the state.

What is a guardianship?

While it is important to create a will, there are many other aspects of an estate plan in Pennsylvania that also need to be completed. One of those is establishing a guardianship. There are several alternatives to this legal process, but guardianships, or conservatorships, have unique benefits that may fit your needs.

The importance of careful estate planning

If you do not have an estate plan, or are in the process of drafting a will or trust, it is essential to understand how vital it is to have a solid plan in place and carefully work through the process. At Schimizzi Law, we are very familiar with the benefits of creating a solid estate plan and we also know how difficult life can be for families when their loved one passes away without one. In Greenburg, and across all of Pennsylvania, numerous complications can be avoided by simply planning ahead.

Planning for your medical care

Deciding who should receive your possessions after you die is important, so considering your end of life options in Pennsylvania is a good idea. It may be even more critical to think about the health care decisions that may need to be made for you if there comes a time when you are unable to communicate your wishes. We at Schimizzi Law, LLC, often provide counsel on the various documents you may want to draw up in preparation for various health care scenarios.

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