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Death and Disability

Tough subjects to talk about but when the time comes there is no avoiding it.  Time and circumstance will take its toll no matter our intentions.

But one can prepare for those outcomes and in the process provide relief and some degree of certainty for either yourself and/or your loved ones.

Estate planning is one of those things people always seem to want to put off.  That’s the normal condition.  But time is ticking and as they say one does not know ‘when your number is up’.  Make it a priority to get your estate plan handled.  Listen to that financial advisor of yours.  Get your financial affairs in order.

Joseph-Field-Law-Quote “I enable people to rest assured that their hard earned estates will be preserved and distributed with ease but also craft for them a path to live a life of security and comfort should they become incapacitated in life.”

At Field Law, P.A., attorney Joseph Field has dedicated 24 years to helping individuals establish sound and practical estate plans whether utilizing a Will or the more private and confidential Revocable “Living” Trust.  Mr. Field will take you through the process so that you know your options and are in a position to choose wisely what is appropriate for you.  Having next of kin handle one’s estate can prove challenging if an estate plan has not been properly set forth in advance.  In-fighting among family members can occur or delay and expense to resolve unnecessary discrepancies may result.  Establishing a sound financial estate plan keeps the memory of you in good order.

However, one need not be solely focused on what happens to your estate when you are gone.  There is also the subject of what happens to your estate when you are no longer determined to be mentally competent to handle your estate—i.e., when you become “incapacitated”.  With the rise of dementia and Alzheimer’s this has become a real concern.  Oftentimes family members are forced to proceed with a legal action to have themselves or others appointed as a “guardian” and/or “conservator” for you.  This is costly and leaves the decision on who is selected for such a duty to a judge who knows little of your family dynamics.  Selection of your guardian and/or conservator in this context can be controlled ahead of time by way of a Revocable Living Trust or an extended Power of Attorney.  This is referred to as “incapacity planning”.  Field Law, P.A. stands ready to help you with this as well.  Call (763) 427-9066.  Or email us at [email protected].

And if you find that a loved one has died without leaving a Will or perhaps did leave a Will but now you don’t know what to do, Field Law, P.A. can help you through that probate process.  You can’t be expected to know everything you need to do at this stage but obtaining experienced legal advice is your starting point.  Navigating through probate can be confusing if you don’t spend the time to learn the process.  But why do that?  Let Field Law, P.A. take the worries out of this process for you.  We are ready and equipped to help you.  Call (763) 427-9066 to set up an appointment with attorney Joseph Field.  Mr. Field can also assist you if you are named as a “Trustee” to a Trust and now don’t know just what to do.  This is called “trust administration” and Field Law, P.A. can assist you with that.

Don’t fret or stress out.  Take action.  Call.  We will take it from there.  Whether you need a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Transfer on Death Deed or to simply amend your Will (Codicil) or Trust, Field Law, P.A. can help.  Whether it involves advice on medical assistance planning (‘spend down’) or creation of specialized trusts like cabin trusts, Field Law, P.A. is here to help.

Field Law, P.A., with offices in Anoka, Cambridge, Roseville and Maple Grove represents clients in Anoka, Blaine, Ramsey, Andover, Ham Lake, Fridley, Elk River, Champlin, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Otsego, Coon Rapids, Rogers, Lino Lakes, St. Francis, Nowthen and Cambridge.

Field Law, P.A. is an affiliated member of WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel.