Legal Documents

Whether you prefer to get some minor assistance from me and do most of the work yourself, or whether you want someone to do it all for you, I can assist with all the following:

  • Notarization and witnessing of documents
  • Making a will, a power of attorney, a representation agreement or an advance health care directive
  • Probating an estate
  • Setting up a disability trust
  • Separating or getting divorced
  • Drawing up family law agreements
  • Witnessing or notarizing documents
  • Reviewing and advising on legal documents that have been prepared by others

Why go to a Lawyer?

Most people worry about the cost of going to a lawyer to draw up a document that they hope will be simple, such as a will or a power of attorney. But sometimes they don’t realize that their situation is not as straightforward as they thought, or there are details they didn’t consider. There are laws and regulations that apply to many more situations than people realize.

It can be very valuable to talk in confidence to a person with a trained analytical mind and lots of experience at problem-solving, who can offer suggestions you hadn’t thought of. Your family and friends are not objective, but a lawyer can be. And for the do-it-yourself folks, it can give you peace of mind to hear me say: “Yes, you got it right!”