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Estate Planning

Estate Planning and Living Trust Document

The Goyette & Associates, Inc., Estate Planning Division is designed to be proactive and prevent conflicts and problems for our clients, as well as their families. We help our clients express their needs and goals so that they can determine the best way to secure their assets and protect their families. Our bestselling product is your peace of mind.

Estate planning for individuals and families does not need to be complicated or expensive, but it does need to be done properly. Goyette & Associates is here to help you complete the estate plan you and your family deserve.

Goyette & Associate’s Estate Planning services include:

Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust is a trust in which you (aka the “settlor”) reserves the right to change or terminate the trust during your life.

Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament is a document expressing a person’s wishes about the disposition of his or her property after her death.

Durable General Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document granting someone the authority to act as your agent to make financial decisions for you. Power of Attorney documents often provide various powers for your agent to act on your behalf in financial situations, including, housing leases, power to deal in real estate transactions, and pay your bills.

Advanced Health Care Directive

An Advanced Health Care Directive is a document that designates an agent to make health care decisions for that person.

Our Estate Planning Process

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G&A’s estate planning specialist attorneys always start by asking clients to fill out a straightforward, plain English worksheet for general initial information capture. From there, we take over, answering all your questions and explaining the law, your options, and the consequences of each. We will ask additional questions, if necessary, and draft documents at your request. In the end, for all of our clients, the relief they feel when their completed estate plan is in their hands is only matched by the realization that the process was not anywhere as cumbersome, complicated or time-consuming as they had feared. We are here to help you complete the estate plan you and your family deserve.

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Questions? Give G&A a call for your free consultation and/or estate planning review.


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