We have probably all heard at one time or another that estate planning is important, yet it is not something that seems to rise to the top of the list. Simple estate planning can actually be relatively painless and can give you and the family the peace of mind to know that you have made your wishes known in the unlikely event that you are ever incapacitated in some way. Lesa Koski is a family lawyer that specializes in a wide variety of elder law services including simple estate planning. She can help you navigate the process and help you put the documents in place that would help your family most.
What Is Simple Estate Planning?
There are many different aspects of simple estate planning, including:
- Writing a will. This is probably the most important document you can have. It includes your wishes for how your possessions are distributed. It will also let the courts know who you would like to take care of your children should something happen to you.
- Considering life insurance: Whether you are young or old, it is a good time to consider whether your loved ones would be financially ok should something happen to you. Lesa can review all life insurance documents to be sure that you understand the terms of the policy.
- Having a Health Care Directive: A health care directive, also known as a living will, is a legal document that specifies what actions you want taken in the event you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself. This can actually take significant stress off of your family because your wishes are made clear.
- Appointing a Power of Attorney: A power of attorney gives a loved one written authorization to act on your behalf for financial and/or legal matters.
Experienced Elder Law Attorney MN
Lesa Koski understands that estate planning is difficult for many to think about. She works to make it simple, easy to understand and painless. She has a legal background and is an excellent communicator. Lesa can carefully translate the legal language so that you can understand and ask the questions that are most relevant to you. Lesa specializes in elder law and works well with families who are trying to put plans in place for a loved one. For more information or to speak with Lesa about simple estate planning, call her at 651-214-5057.