Living Wills & Estate Planning
Tennessee / Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers
Our Office is in: Historic Downtown Kingsport
An estate planning attorney from the Kingsport
law offices of Jim Williams & Associates can assist you in
the creation of a flexible, legally sound estate plan to distribute
property and assets according to your wishes with a minimum of
taxation. Anyone with assets or minor children will need an effective
estate plan; in addition, you will want to provide instructions for
loved ones related to medical care and financial decisions should you
become ill and unable to speak for yourself.
An estate planning attorney from Jim Williams & Associates will
work closely with you and your family to make recommendations based on
your unique legal goals. We take the time to listen to our clients and
identify the type of estate planning product that will work best for
Will: a clear description of how you want assets
and property distributed upon your death as well as instructions for
the care of minor children.
Living Will: instructions for what (if any) medical care you will want should you become ill and unable to speak for yourself.
Trust: allows you to avoid probate by leaving assets that pass directly to beneficiaries upon your death.
Power of Attorney: also called a healthcare
directive, or "proxy", a power of attorney can be named for both medical
and financial decisions. This trusted individual will represent your
interests if you become ill.
Guardianship / Conservatorship: in the event an
individual becomes ill without previous instruction, we can assist in
proceedings to name a guardian or conservator of the estate to make
decisions in their stead.
In addition, we also assist executors and trustees during probate proceedings - please VISIT our Probate page for more information.
Nursing Home Asset Protection:
FREE CONSULTATION: 423-230-0006 or 423-246-1055
With our aging population, the issue of asset protection and
management after entering a nursing home or care facility has become
critically important. A careful review of your estate and the creation
of a care agreement can avoid disputes with nursing homes and the
potential loss of assets and seizure of property over unpaid bills.
This is especially important if you are receiving Medicare / Medicaid
benefits - Please CONTACT Jim Williams & Associates today to schedule a FREE consultation and review of your options and their consequences.
Please VISIT our Practice Area Overview for more information on other areas of practice, including personal injury, car accidents, bankruptcy and divorce.