Our Customized Services
Attorney Nancy Cogar is committed to providing comprehensive legal expertise in the field of Elder Law. All members of our staff strive to offer professional and compassionate support to our valued clients. On this page you will find some of the most routine services provided by our firm.
Although some of the services we offer may address issues common to aging, the circumstances of each individual and their family dynamics may vary greatly. Ideally, families would make estate plans far in advance of a crisis so that all their legal planning needs are in place. Sometimes, in spite of the best laid plans, life happens and you and your family are suddenly faced with critical decisions and the need for legal advice to make informed choices. For most of us, our needs change as we age. Therefore, it is important to have a relationship with an attorney that can guide you through the different phases of life.
Another common but costly and incorrect assumption is that estate planning documents such as a Last Will and Testament, General Durable Power of Attorney (GDPOA) and Durable Health Care Power of Attorney are generic do-it-yourself documents.
Estate documents designed by the Law Offices of Nancy Cogar will be created specific to your needs and preferences. These are NOT generic forms. We take the time to educate our clients so that they understand the powers that each of these important documents provide to the person acting on their behalf. A Last Will and Testament, General Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney are personalized instruments designed according to your specifications. See the description below for more information on the purpose of each of these important legal documents.
RED FLAG CONSULTATION
We invite new prospective clients to schedule a Red Flag Consultation. This meeting will provide one hour with the attorney for the special price of $100.00. The fee can be credited toward any legal service you retain with our firm. Sometimes one hour with the attorney can answer your critical questions and no action is required. If after meeting with Attorney Cogar you see the need for legal representation, the attorney will outline a plan of action for your matter.
Some people devote more time to planning a vacation, deciding which car to buy, or even researching the reviews to choose a restaurant to eat dinner than they do to estate planning – deciding who will inherit their assets after they’re gone. Without estate planning, you can’t choose who gets everything that you worked so hard for.
Estate planning isn’t only for the rich. Without a plan in place, settling your affairs after you go could have a long-lasting – and costly – impact on your loved ones, even if you don’t have a pricey home, large IRA, or valuable art to pass on. If you die without a will, which is a vital part of an estate plan, the courts will decide who gets your assets.
There are four key reasons why you should have a plan in order to avoid potentially negative consequences for your heirs.
- Estate Planning allows you to choose who gets what
- Estate planning afford you the chance to name your children’s guardian in the event of your early death
- Estate planning reduces taxes on what you leave behind
- Estate planning minimizes the chances of family strife and ugly legal battles
ESTATE PLANNING PACKAGES
Customized Estate Planning documents are one of the most needed and requested services we provide to our clients. The Law Offices of Nancy A. Cogar has created three bundle specials to address most of the common needs.