Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

At The Hobbs Law Firm, we offer to prepare vital documents for families within our community at an affordable price. We believe that no one should be unable to provide security and peace of mind for their families. In an attempt to meet these needs, we have developed a reasonably priced document package and a streamlined system to make it cost effective.

When you purchase this package, The Hobbs Law Firm, will provide a free consultation to develop a basic Will, a Power of Attorney, a Living Will, and for people with children, a Trust Will. You will have the opportunity to meet with our attorneys for a free consultation. At this consultation, it will be determined if your needs can be met with our basic package deal. All documents will be prepared to meet your needs, address your specific issues and comply with all legal requirements.

Single documents and document packages are available. Please call to schedule a free consultation.

I have no children, why do I need a Will?

You might be surprised to find out that your spouse might not inherit everything. When a person dies without making a valid will, the person is referred to as dying intestate. If you were to pass intestate, the laws in Pennsylvania provide that your spouse receive the first $30,000 plus half of the remaining estate in most cases and could receive as little as half of your estate. In some cases, your home may be part of the shared estate and your spouse would not be able to sell the house or other property without the consent of your other heirs. This is just one example of how costly passing without a Will can be. A simple act of making a valid will can prevent your family from being forced to file petitions to appoint administrators, hire attorneys and much more.

What is a Trust Will and why might I need a Trust Will?

If you have children, a Will appoints a guardian to take care of your minor children. in the event you and your spouse are deceased. If your children are under eighteen years old, they will not have the legal capacity to manage your estate. The Trust Will creates a trust that all of your assets are placed into and appoints a trustee to administer the trust finances. The Trustee is obligated to act consistently with the expressed intent of the trust for the benefit of your children until they reach an appropriate age designated by the trust. Upon reaching the designated age, they will receive the balance. A Trust Will is designed to assist your friends and family in caring for your children in your absence. This instrument helps avoid litigation among family members and helps to ensure you will provide for your children when you are gone.

Why do I need a Living Will?

A living will is a statement of your wishes for the kind of life-sustaining medical intervention you want, or do not want, in the event that you become terminally ill and/or are in a state of permanent unconsciousness. By making these difficult decisions now, you will be saving your family the heartache and stress of making the same decisions later.

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

A durable power of attorney is often used for health care and financial matters. If you become bed ridden or hospitalized by illness or accident, your loved ones may not be able to pay your bills or make health care decisions for you. These simple documents not only save money later, but they give you the security of knowing things will be taken care of in your absence. The Power of Attorney allows someone to stand in your place as though they are you and perform any transaction necessary as long as they are acting in your best interest.
Every responsible person needs to address these issues. These documents provide stability and security for you and your family.

You have the opportunity to benefit, to save yourself money, but, more importantly, save your family from heart ache, time and expenses. The Hobbs Law Firm is also willing to work with individuals to address any legal needs you may have. Please call and schedule an appointment.

We believe in communicating with our clients, helping them understand their options, and ensuring they make informed decisions.