Knoxville Lawyer for Wills and Powers of Attorney

Legal instruments to accurately record your intentions

It’s an unavoidable fact that our lives on this earth are finite. If during our lives we have acquired wealth, we have a duty to plan for the efficient transfer of that wealth to loved ones who may benefit from it. It is also prudent to anticipate that we’ll face challenges with advancing age and allow those for whom we have been responsible to assume some responsibility to make choices for us if and when circumstances require. The Law Offices of LaFevor & Slaughter drafts legally valid testamentary documents by which you can transfer property or authority and memorialize your intentions, including:

  • Last wills
  • Living wills
  • Healthcare directives
  • Guardianships
  • Durable medical powers of attorney
  • Durable powers of attorney for financial matters

An understanding attorney who supports your goals

If it’s time for you to discuss end-of-life issues with an attorney, you want someone with whom you can feel comfortable. LaFevor & Slaughter puts your interests first. We listen carefully to your concerns, identify your goals and then present options for achieving them. Our decades of experience in estate planning ensure that your directives will be drafted in clear, unambiguous language so that your intentions will be honored.

Effective wills for transferring assets smoothly to your heirs

When someone dies intestate, that is, without a will, the entire estate is frozen until it clears probate. This may cause unnecessary delays in releasing assets to the heirs of the estate. It also introduces additional stress during an already stressful period of mourning for your loved ones. If your beneficiaries depend upon the assets you leave them to make their lives easier, you want to make sure they get that property as quickly and painlessly as possible, without having those assets eaten up by legal fees. A clear, legally valid will drafted by LaFevor & Slaughter can alleviate a great number of problems for your heirs. You can also avoid probate by setting up trusts.

Options for communicating your healthcare decisions

As we age, our reliance on medicine and surgical procedures often increases. Prolonged periods of serious illness can prompt us to ask, “How much is too much?” Living wills and healthcare directives allow you to decide what the appropriate limits of lifesaving interventions will be. With a medical power of attorney, you convey decision-making authority to a loved one in case you become incapacitated and cannot give or withhold your own consent.

Contact a reliable will attorney in Knoxville

To discuss your options for your last will or powers of attorney designations, call the Knoxville attorneys of LaFevor & Slaughter at 865.272.4454 or contact our Knoxville office online.