Jacksonville Wills and Trusts Attorney
At Gaylor, Edwards & Vatcher PA, our attorneys believe that it is never too late to plan for your future. A will can provide peace of mind for your family. A power of attorney can ensure that your wishes are followed following an incapacitating illness or injury or death.
Estate planning often serves as an extension of our personal injury practice. Our clients — including military personnel and their family members — do not have to secure additional legal representation in executing a simple will or health care power of attorney. Their lives have been upended.
Our clients need that level of compassion from a hometown attorney and convenience of multiple legal services in one office. Areas of our estate planning practiced in our office represent the following:
- Living wills — The North Carolina estate planning attorneys at Gaylor, Edwards & Vatcher PA, also help clients take proactive steps in the drafting of advanced medical directives, also known as living wills. In that document, you can pre-determine the medical care you want to receive. You can also refuse treatments and procedures that would keep you alive.
- Healthcare powers of attorney — When you can no longer make important medical decisions, you can appoint a family member or members to speak on your behalf regarding your course of care. During a difficult time, families need an individual authorized to make those difficult, but necessary life and death decisions.
- Business powers of attorney — Entrepreneurs who have worked hard to establish a successful company must plan for a time when they may be incapacitated. Designating an individual to manage the operations and daily affairs helps to avoid inter-family disputes during highly emotional times.