Fike, Cascio & Boose will assist you in planning your estate, so that you may be confident that your assets are transferred to your beneficiaries in the most advantageous manner after your passing.

Last Will and Testaments
Your Will provides for the distribution of your property after your death, and is the centerpiece of most estate planning. In addition, objectives of a will can include the nomination of an personal representative, the designation of a guardian for minor children, and/or establishment of a trust.

A Trust is a fiduciary arrangement that enables a third party to hold your assets on behalf of your beneficiaries. Establishing a trust provides legal protection for your assets, helping to ensure the assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal authorization permitting someone other than you to make decisions on your behalf in certain matters. In estate planning, the goal of establishing a power of attorney is generally to designate who is authorized to make decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated.

Advance Medical Directives & Living Wills
Advance Medical Directives, including Living Wills, are written, legal instructions regarding your medical treatment that are used to determine end-of-life care, in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. They ensure your wishes are honored, relieve your family members from making difficult decisions at a time of crisis, and may also address your preferences concerning organ and tissue donation.

Guardianships establish the legal authority to make decisions for another person, such as a minor whose parents are not available; a person who is unable to make their own decisions due to a mental disability or illness; or an elderly person who can no longer care for themselves.

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