Estate Planning

Wills - A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his or her estate and provides for the distribution of his or her property at death. It is important to update you will whenever there is a change in your property or a change in your relationships to those names in your will. It is recommended that you update your will at least every two years.

 

Practice Areas

Living Will (Advanced Health Care Directive) - A living will, also known as an advanced health care directive, advance directive, or advance decision, is a set of written instructions that a person gives that specify what actions should be taken for their health, if they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.

Power of Attorney - A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business or legal matters. Areas that can be covered by a power of attorney include real estate, personal property, banking transactions, and tax issues just to name a few.

Trusts - a trust is created when someone (settlor) gives the title to property to someone else (trustee) for the benefit of another (beneficiary). Trusts can be used in various ways to help in generational wealth transfer or to ensure that money is not received by family members when they are to young. Trusts can also be used to purchase firearms in certain cases.

Personal Injury - car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and dog bites are just a few of the injuries that can cause a personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you know has been injured you could receive damages for lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. There is a limited amount of time after your injury to file a claim, contact the Duffy Law Practice today to discuss your injury.