Estate planning is important for anyone that owns property, such as a house, car, savings, etc. However, estate planning as a member of the military poses its own unique challenges to military families.
The Gasper Law Group, PLLC is proud to help those who have served our country create well-drafted estate plans to ensure that their families are protected. If you ever need assistance from an attorney, we offer free consultations and military discounts to all service members.
Estate Planning for Military Families
Overseas deployments, combat, and other potentially dangerous circumstances require military personnel to safeguard their family’s financial future. Our Colorado estate planning attorneys understand the complexities and importance of estate planning and can help you create a well-drafted estate plan that will give you and your family peace of mind.
Without a will, after your death, state law will determine what is done with your property and the care of your children. A will ensures that your property and family will be taken care of if something should happen to you.
Similar to wills, trusts safeguard your property, child’s care, and assets. However, unlike wills, trusts can be effective as soon as they are created, ensuring that if you’re incapacitate or otherwise unable to take care of decisions regarding your estate/child care, a trust can keep you safe.
A clearly defined will can often help surviving family members avoid the probate process in the event of a loved one’s death. However, sometimes, issues arise with the deceased’s estate, prompting the estate and assets to go into probate. Our attorneys are experienced in a variety of probate litigation issues, including contested wills, life insurance, and other matters.
Powers of Attorney
Should you be incapacitated, an appointed power of attorney (typically spouses, parents, or children), can step in and make decisions for you should you be unable to make decisions in regards to your estate.
If something were to happen to you, a legal guardian will have legal authority to care for your children and ensure that they are in good hands and provided the quality of care you would want.
Advance Medical Directives (Living Wills)
Healthcare directives guarantee that you will get the treatment you want from your physician and local hospital, even if you have a life-threatening condition and cannot physically make this decision yourself.
Contact Our Military Estate Planning Attorneys
Don’t push off planning for your estate — contact The Gasper Law Group today to get started on your military estate planning or help with other military-related issues. We understand the unique needs of military service members and are here to help.