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Wills & Trusts

Maui Hawaii Wills Trusts Lawyer

Maui, Hawaii, Wills and Trusts Attorney
For more than 20 years, clients have turned to me for practical and compassionate legal advice. In estate planning, when so many circumstances in life can change, it is imperative to foster a solid lawyer-client relationship that endures for years to come. I build trusting, friendly relationships with my estate planning clients. Through these relationships, I am able to provide my clients with attentive legal help that truly considers their best interests as wills, trusts and other estate planning directives are established.

I Can Help You Understand Your Estate Planning Options

My comprehensive estate planning practice is designed to protect you, your family and your assets throughout all of life's stages and changes. Whether you are newly married, a new parent, embarking on a business venture, planning for retirement or want peace of mind should you ever have a medical emergency, David R. Spee, Attorney at law , can help. I can advise you on your options and establish an estate plan that includes directives such as the following:

Wills: Your will is also called a Last Will and Testament. In your will, you put into writing your wishes for how your property and assets are to be distributed upon your death. A will can be challenged in a courtroom. It is wise to seek help from an experienced attorney who can properly draft your will and minimize any potential conflict among your family members.

Trusts: There are many types of trusts, and they all fall into one of two categories: revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts. Trusts consist of a trustor, trustee, trust property and a beneficiary or beneficiaries. If you establish a trust, you are called the trustor. The person who manages the trust is the trustee, and the person who receives the money is the beneficiary. A trust distributes money to the beneficiary. Types of beneficiaries vary from grandchildren to charitable organizations.

Powers of Attorney: When you name someone as your power of attorney, you are asking the person to handle your affairs in the event you are unable to do so. There are medical powers of attorney and financial powers of attorney. A different person can be chosen for each type. A medical power of attorney handles health care decisions on your behalf. A financial power of attorney handles your financial affairs. This can include everything from balancing your checkbook and handling your bank accounts to paying your bills and making investment choices.

Health Care Directives: A health care directive establishes your wishes regarding end-of-life decisions and health care preferences. The written instructions are for physicians, family members and friends to follow in the event you are incapacitated or too ill to voice your wishes.

David R. Spee
62 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 2b

P.O. Box 790478
Paia, Maui, Hawaii 96779

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