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Montana Elder Law

Planning for your future is important, and an attorney who specializes in Montana elder law can help you come up with a plan that works best for you, and for your family.

Not everyone likes to think about what will happen to all their possessions when they die. In a way, everything that you’ve worked hard to build for yourself and your family is your legacy, so it’s important to make sure that nothing is left to chance upon your passing. Working with a lawyer to draft a will or living trust is the best way to make sure your family is cared for after your death, and it’s never too early to start planning ahead.

But how can a specialist in elder law help you, and what kind of services can you expect from your attorney once you commit to planning out your estate? Read on to learn more about elder law, and how a lawyer from Silverman Law Office, PLLC can make a difference.

Why should I have a will or living trust?

Wills and living trusts are the best way to ensure your family receives what you want them to receive upon your death. Without a will or trust, there’s plenty of potential for infighting, as well as the possibility that none of your family members see a cent of what you’d want them to have after you die. Dividing an estate is complicated, and it only gets more complicated and frustrating if you don’t leave any instructions behind: That’s why you should have a will or trust.

A will is generally easier to create and maintain, but it comes with some downsides. While a will does provide some instructions that should be followed after your death, your beneficiaries will still have to go through a lengthy and frustrating probate process. This involves tracking down all of your assets, getting their values, and fighting in court about who really should get what, and who should be in charge of managing your estate.

On the other hand, a living trust takes more time and energy to maintain, but it’s also a lot easier on your family after you die. Creating a living trust means less potential for familial battles: It provides details instructions on who should get what assets, and it also means there’s no chance of probate. A living trust is easier on your family, but it does take active management while you’re still alive – that’s why it’s called a living trust. Fortunately, an attorney who specializes in Montana elder law can help you plan and manage your trust.

Why should I contact a lawyer?

It’s possible to create your own trust or will, but it’s a very challenging process, and the slightest mistake can throw all your hard work out the door. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have a qualified lawyer on hand to make sure you’ve got everything you need in order for a completely bulletproof will, trust, or both.

If you’re thinking about planning for your future (or if you just want to make sure you’ve minded your p’s and q’s on your legal documents) reach out to Silverman Law Office, PLLC today, and see how a specialist in Montana elder law can help you secure a future for yourself and your family.


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