ESTATE PLANNING AT HUGHES & MASHINSKI, P.C.
Facing our own mortality is one of the most difficult things we do in life. Your estate and how you want it dispersed are not things to start thinking about once you are nearing the end of your life. The time to begin planning your estate is now. Estate planning is crucial for people of all ages and can be a lasting gift for your loved ones, even after you are gone.
Estate planning lawyers help people write instructions for the future handling of their property, finances, healthcare, and the future support and care of those closest to them. With decades of combined estate planning experience, Hughes & Mashinski are the best lawyers for the job.
Pennsylvania Estate Planning
If you live in Pennsylvania, you will need a number of documents in order to proceed with estate planning: a will, a durable power of attorney, a health care power of attorney, and more. There are also certain requirements to serve as a Pennsylvania executor. There some unique aspects for our state, like how Pennsylvania does not impose special requirements on executors who live out of state. Pennsylvania also offers a shortcut for “small estates”, making it easier for recipients to transfer property left to them by a person who has died. In order to make sure you aren’t forgetting any of the crucial estate planning steps, you’ll want to hire a local attorney who knows the estate laws in your area.
Questions About Estate Planning
At H&M, we know that estate planning can feel overwhelming and painful. And many people across northeastern Pennsylvania will have questions when they sit down to plan for the future. These are some commonly asked questions estate planning lawyers hear:
- Why do I need a will?
- What does “intestate” mean?
- How doe power of attorney work?
- What is an inheritance tax?
- What is probate?
Our experienced and dedicated attorneys can answer all of these and more, which will simplify the estate planning process and give you peace of mind.
Why Hughes & Mashinski for Your Estate Planning Needs?
If you live in Plains, Wilkes-Barre, Dallas, or any of the surrounding cities in NEPA, Hughes & Mashinski, P.C. is the firm for all your estate planning needs. We can assist you in all aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts, tax planning, guardianship, and more. Our goal is to create a comprehensive plan that is in your best interest and properly protects your assets. Taking these simple steps can preserve your financial security during your lifetime and for generations to come. So don’t wait; call Hughes & Mashinski at 570-823-0101 for a free consultation today.