As a thank you, we are offering discounts on wills and will packages for our local doctors, nurses, frontline workers, and their spouses! We will do everything electronically and when it is time to sign, we will come to you! Let us protect you and your family while you protect everyone else.
WILLS ARE ESSENTIAL TO MAKE CERTAIN YOUR FINAL WISHES ARE FULFILLED
Our experienced team of lawyers at Thompson, Crawford, Brown & Smiley will guide you through the process of creating a will designed to meet your specific needs. There are many things to consider including:
- What should be included in the will?
- Who will be the executor?
- Do you have minor children? Who will be named as the guardian?
- Do you have any special bequests?
Three important associated documents to consider drafting in addition to your will are:
- A Living Will: This document states that you do not want artificial, life-prolonging techniques or procedures such as feeding tubes, if your condition is terminal with no hope of recovery.
- Durable Financial Power of Attorney: This document allows you to name a person to handle your finances if you are not able to do so yourself.
- Durable Health Care Power of Attorney: This document lets you name an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable.
Whether you are drafting your first will or updating an existing will, Thompson, Crawford, Brown & Smiley will ensure that your will is legally enforceable and contains everything it needs to handle your estate.
During the global COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing has become one of the most critical mitigating practices.
The process of formally executing a will requires that it be signed by the testator, (person making the will) in the presence of two witnesses. Thompson, Crawford, Brown & Smiley has resolved this apparent hurdle by:
For will signings, we are setting up a table outside of the office’s front door so a notary and two witnesses can watch the testator sign. The testator then gives the documents back through the mail slot and we sign and notarize the documents. We then provide copies and originals back to the testator through the door slot.