Realities of COVID-19 have sparked awareness of the need for Wills, Trusts and Durable Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Executive Order 7K allows these documents to be executed virtually.
Unlike a traditional estate plan that plans for your death, a life and legacy plan is a plan for your life. A life and legacy plan allows you to:
For nearly three decades Laurie Giles has practiced Trust and Estate Law in Connecticut. She is well-versed in drafting all estate planning documents including living trusts, living wills, health care POA, codicils and wills. Attorney Giles frequently serves as a continuing legal education lecturer, instructing attorneys. Lecture topics include estate planning and drafting. Currently, her Trust and Estate practice focuses on life and legacy planning, ensuring that clients protect what they have built and leave a legacy of which they are proud of.
From your first contact with our office, you will know that you are more than just a faceless case number. Our Client Service Director Doreen is always here to help you locate resources, help you organize necessary documents, or just here for support. As part of our community you will:
What is our hourly billable rate? We Don’t Have One! We believe that the value of the service we provide should outweigh the fee charged. At the Law Office of Laurie Giles, we let you choose the spend based on what makes sense for your budget.
"A pleasure to work with". Laurie pays attention to detail and she is quick to reply whenever help is needed. She is knowledgeable, understanding and there for support when I come to her with questions and concerns regarding my case." Nina 2017
How long will the process take?
Generally, final document execution is completed two-four weeks from the initial consultation.
Which documents will be included in my life and legacy plan?
While the life and legacy plan is tailored to meet your specific needs, there are common documents. These documents include:
Can my spouse and I have one set of documents?
Some documents must be individual; will, living will and durable healthcare power of attorney. Documents such as a living trust may be joint.
I want to make a bequest to my children from a previous relationship, how can I do so?
Such bequests are made and protected through a will or living trust.
I already have a will, is it necessary to create a new one?
Documents already in place that still work should remain in place.