Protect yourself and your heirs with a plan that respects your wishes
Bakes Law, LLC specializes in the following Wills matters:
Health Care Representatives
Will Construction: Deciding what will happen to your home, your financial assets, and your personal possessions after your passing can be a difficult process. However, if you don’t take the time to make these decisions now, a court may end up dividing your property for you. Wills serve many purposes, including:
Appointing a guardian for your children
Protecting your businesses
Transferring assets to loved ones or charities
Will Contests: A will can be contested on several grounds, each with its own set of complications. Examples include:
Mental Competence of the Testator
Improperly Executed Will
Suspicion that the Will was a Product of Fraud or Undue Influence
Second Will is Discovered
Living Wills: A living will is a document that states your wishes regarding any kind of health care you may receive. Should you be in a terminal condition or permanently unconscious, the living will can also tell your physician whether you want "life support systems" to keep you alive or whether you do not want to receive such treatment, even if the result is your death. A living will goes into effect only when you are unable to make or communicate your decisions about your medical care.
Health Care Representative: A health care representative is a person whom you authorize in writing to make any and all health care decisions on your behalf including the decision whether to withhold or withdraw life support systems. A health care representative does not act unless you are unable to make or communicate your decisions about your medical care. The health care representative will make decisions on your behalf based on your wishes, as stated in a living will or as otherwise known to your health care representative. In the event your wishes are not clear or a situation arises that you did not anticipate, your health care representative will make a decision in your best interests, based upon what is known of your wishes.