Now is the Time to Update Your Estate Plan and Medical Documents
In the current crisis many people are staying home, avoiding public spaces and maintaining social distancing. Yet, as part of their reaction to this pandemic many people also are realizing that they need to update their estate plans and health care documents: Medical Power of Attorney; HIPAA authorization; and Living Will. However, they don't want to go out in public or take the chance of a face to face office visit.
Here at Cumberland Legacy Law we are fully capable of consulting via phone or online conferencing. In fact, we operate our law firm electronically as a matter of normal business. We have clients in several states we still serve, such as California, Alaska and Arizona so dealing electronically is nothing new for us.
Emails, faxes, online conferencing, telephone calls and texts are all ways that we can help our clients remotely, for your safety and peace of mind. Call or email us to schedule your teleconference or online conference.
Planning for Peace of Mind
Cumberland Legacy Law* provides the highest quality estate planning for clients in Eastern Tennessee. We are located in Crossville, Tennessee, which is near Fairfield Glade, Sparta and Cookeville, east of Nashville and west of Knoxville. Whether you need a sophisticated strategy for minimizing or avoiding estate taxes and providing maximum possible asset protection, or just a simple will or trust to ensure your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes, or anything in between, we are here to help you and your loved ones.
We present seminars on a variety of estate planning and elder law topics; call us if you want to be on our seminar mailing list, or subscribe to our newsletter by completing the simple form at the bottom of this page.
Nina Whitehurst, the owner of Cumberland Legacy Law, is a member of Wealth Counsel. She is continually upgrading and updating her knowledge of estate planning law through seminars and being an active member of several estate planning attorney email list serves. Her husband, Brian Whitehurst, is the firm's marketing coordinator. Nina Lamothe is the firm's documentation paralegal.
*Cumberland Legacy Law is not a public legal aid society.
Life Stage Estate Planning
Planning for Singles
It's crucial that singles focus on their protection and lay the groundwork for their own financial and medical decisions when they aren't able to do so.
Planning for Married Couples
Getting your estate in order becomes more important after you get married to ensure your spouse and/or children are provided for if something were to happen to you.
Planning for Minor Children
Part of being a responsible parent is preparing for the unthinkable. If you have minor children, selecting a guardian and creating a financial plan for your children should be a priority.
Planning for Blended Families
In blended families there's great potential for surviving parties to feel left out. The key to minimizing these issues is a good estate plan.
Planning during Peak Earning Years
During your peak earning years - statistically between the ages of 40 and 55 - you need to stay flexible. Make sure your estate plan takes into account your fluctuating financial needs.
Planning when Nearing Retirement
People nearing retirement tend to struggle with estate planning. But this is the time when a thorough plan is most crucial. Contact us today for help.
Planning when Single Again
People who are divorcing or have become widowed often don't understand that being single again includes revisiting or even creating an estate plan.
Planning for Retirement
Retirement is a good time to create (or revisit) your estate plan to make sure you still have your legal ducks in a row.