It is never too early to begin planning your estate. You have heard it before, and you will hear it again. But, where do you start? Attorney Glen F. Buttacavoli, located in Stark County, Ohio, has over 25 years of experience assisting people in estate planning. Whether you want to draft a will, create a durable power of attorney, or just need to ask questions to get you started down the right path, Glen F. Buttacavoli can help.
Why is it so important to plan ahead? There are plenty of reasons to begin your estate planning now. While it is easy to think that you are too young or that your loved ones will be able to handle things, that simply is not the case. No one can see into the future, and during a time of grieving, your loved ones do not need the additional stress of dealing with time-consuming and potentially costly court proceedings. Also, planning your estate means that your wishes are being followed—no one is left guessing what you may have wanted.
All people—single or married, parent or not, woman or man—should consider estate planning. Each person has the right to choose how their property is distributed, but you have to assert those preferences in writing if you want them to be followed. For parents, possessions and property may seem of little consequence when you consider that you will be selecting a guardian for your child or children.
The distribution of your properties and the selection of guardianship are both covered in a will. A will is an incredibly useful tool for your loved ones after you have passed. However, estate planning does not apply only to what happens then. Attorney Glen F. Buttacavoli can assist you with creating a durable power of attorney which will benefit you while you are still living. Should you become incapacitated, the attorney-in-fact that you choose will have the ability to handle your finances. The durable power of attorney ensures that this will be a person of your choosing, someone you trust, and could even make your wishes known to in advance. Without this document, a guardian or conservator can be appointed by the courts. Once again, you will not have a say in how your affairs are handled.
There is more than one kind of power of attorney, and finding the one that is right for you can be difficult as you wade through legal jargon and attempt to decipher the rights and limitations associated with each one. Counsel from an experienced lawyer is invaluable when making such a substantial decision. Glen F. Buttacavoli can walk you through each step of the estate planning process, making it easier to understand and reducing the stress of trying to handle everything on your own. He can also provide you with additional options to help you manage your estate throughout your life and after your passing.
Gain peace of mind knowing that you have done everything possible to make things as easy on your loved ones as possible by contacting Stark County attorney Glen F. Buttacavoli at 330.830.0083 to begin your estate planning process today.
Glen F. Buttacavoli
30 First Street SE
Massillon, Ohio 44646