ESTATE PLANNING & GUARDIANSHIPS
IMPORTANCE OF ESTATE PLANNING
Too often people think that they don’t need a will because they don’t own their own home, or their bank account is too small. Others believe that a power of attorney is a simple form that can be purchased on the internet. Curcio and Curcio, PC know that no matter how large or small your assets may be, you need to have documents in place that protect your property as you age and transfer your assets smoothly and accurately upon your death.
ESTATE PLANNING LEGAL SERVICES
Curcio and Curcio, PC can help guide you in determining an estate plan that is right for you. Our legal services in this area include:
Discussing the importance of estate planning with the goal of streamlining or perhaps eliminating probate proceedings.
Preparing a will and/or trust that may include provisions for the protection of minor children and grandchildren.
Creating a durable power of attorney to eliminate the need for a court proceeding for the appointment of a Conservatorship.
Drafting an advanced medical directive and/or a medical power of attorney to permit your loved ones to discuss your medical condition with health care providers at a time that you may not be able to do so.
Assisting with real estate matters that may be a component of an estate plan or required before Medicaid eligibility.
Helping locate long term care facilities and assisting in connecting you with the professionals that may best meet your individual needs.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ADVANCED MEDICAL DIRECTIVES
It is equally important to give consideration to selecting the right person to care for your financial and health care needs in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Well-crafted Durable Powers of Attorney and Advanced Medical Directives can help your loved ones look out for you at a time that you may not be able to care for yourself.
GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS
Curcio and Curcio, PC is also experienced in the creation of Guardianships and Conservatorships for persons who are no longer able to execute a Power of Attorney. Pete Curcio has represented the Bristol, Virginia and Washington County, Virginia Departments of Social Services for many years, assisting in the judicial appointment of Guardians and Conservators for individuals unable to care for themselves or their property.