Estate Planning

Our own passing or that of a loved one can be a frightening, painful and stressful experience. Planning ahead, so that one's wishes can be properly remembered and followed, removes the urgency of making difficult decisions during a very emotional time.

At the Panza Law Office, we will customize an estate plan that suits your needs and your budget.  Some common documents we prepare include:

  • Last Will & Testament: describes how your estate will be distributed after you pass away

  • General Power of Attorney: allows your representative to manage all of your property-based and financial affairs

  • Advanced Directive (Living Will): spells out medical treatments you would and would not want to be used to keep you alive, as well as your preferences for other typical medical decisions

  • Healthcare Power of Attorney: names another person, called a “health care agent,” to make health care decisions for you when you are not able to make those decisions for yourself

  • Life Estate: a type of joint ownership that allows a person to live in a residence until his or her death, when it then passes to the other owner, helping avoid probate and passing a house to heirs without giving up the right to live there

  • HIPAA Release Form: authorizes an appointed person or entity access to your health information

Book a free consultation to assess your needs and begin your estate plan.