Estate Planning – Plan Ahead with Hancock Law Firm

 

We are often prepared for fires, floods, and other unexpected emergencies and have plans in place to handle these situations. However, it is surprising how few people have plans to handle the end of their life, which is not inevitable. It is important t make decisions about what will happen to your loved ones, your property, your children, and your health care while you are able.

Hancock Law Firm will help you make all of these decisions and design a unique estate plan to meet your needs and to make sure that the people and and property you care about will be taken care of.

Estate Planning Services:

  • Living Trusts / Revocable Trusts
  • Wills
  • Free Wills for First Responders
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Designation of Health Care Surrogate

 

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Flat Fees*:

Some activities may be charged at a flat rate, rather than hourly. This is intended to provide clients with certainty about the final fee, and to encourage clients to make contact as necessary (without worrying about increases in the bill for each contact). If you don’t see what you’re looking for in this list, please contact us to request a price quote.  The following fees represent our “usual” flat-fee charges for uncomplicated matters:

The Fundamental Four (a basic estate plan)

Consists of a Basic Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Designation of Health Care Surrogate, and Living Will

  • Single person – $500
  • Married couple – $700

 The Crucial Three (decision making for life-time medical & financial situations)

Consists of a Durable Power of Attorney, Designation of Health Care Surrogate, and Living Will

  • Single person – $400
  • Married couple – $550

 

We also offer Flat Fees for more personalized estate planning services. Contact us for rates & information on these services, including:

  • Wills with specialized provisions:
    • Minor’s guardian appointment
    • “Delayed distribution” trust provision
    • Qualifying Special Needs Trust(for sick spouse)
    • Third Party Trust (within the Will) for a Person with Disabilities
  • Trusts (these also include a Pourover Will and The Crucial Three)
    • Simple (single or married/joint)
    • Individual Trust(s) with Decedent/Survivor Trusts (A/B/Q)
    • Special Needs Trust (within revocable trust)
    • Special Needs Trust (stand alone third party, including TIN and funding directives)
  • Other Estate Planning
    • Enhanced Life Estate Deeds
    • Other Deeds
    • Home Visits (Initial Interview or Signing)
  • Medicaid Crisis and Pre-Planning for Asset Protection for Medicaid and VA
    • Preparation of Qualified Income Trusts/ “Miller” Trusts
    • Medicaid Crisis (includes spenddown plan; legal documents to execute plan; preparation and filing of application)
    • Asset Protection Irrevocable Trusts (Medicaid or VA Benefits)

 

*Contested matters, unanticipated complications, and extraordinary activity may incur hourly billing