A Will allows a person to dictate who inherits their assets and possessions upon their death. With this type of document, a person can avoid the intestate process through which a court becomes involved in distributing assets.
In Merry v. Lebel, 443 A.2d 579 (Me. 1982) the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine held that specific legatees under a will were relieved of the burden of state inheritance taxes by an introductory clause that clearly expressed the testator’s intent to charge his estate, rather than his specific legatees.
Attorney Clark has provided thousands of people with thoughtful advice to insure their last wishes are met, minimize taxes and intervention by the legal system. You can count on his knowledge and experience to build a wisely drafted Estate Plan. It’s what your friends and neighbors have come to expect from attorney Jeff Clark of Clark & Howell, LLC, located in York, Maine.
Everyone benefits from appropriate estate planning. You can prevent confusion and disappointment at the time of your death with clear directives in your will. You can also protect and preserve your assets for the use and benefit of your heirs.
All facets of Estate Planning must be managed with thoughtfulness and attention to detail:
Who should manage your financial affairs and know your medical wishes should you become incapacitated? Two documents to answer these question include: