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Wills And Estates

I provide comprehensive estate planning and administration to clients who want to ensure their wishes are carried out when they pass away. At The Ezzell Group, PLLC we understand that every individual has unique needs and desires when it comes to estate planning. It is our firm’s commitment to develop personal relationships, and I take the time to get to know each client, learn what they want to achieve and work with them to develop an estate plan that will meet each client’s goals.


A will provides clear direction to your family and the court as to how to distribute your estate upon your death. The will can determine what property you own, where you want the property to go and how this will be accomplished. A will can also provide for the family that you wish to protect and who will care for your children or dependents.

Living Wills

Living wills instruct your family and your doctor on how you wish to proceed in making critical medical decisions in the event that you become incapacitated. Also called a medical directive, this tool can remove this burden from your family members who may struggle with following your desires in these circumstances.

Powers Of Attorney

Powers of attorney are legal instruments used to grant specific or general decision-making to another party. A general power of attorney grants general power to a person regarding all aspects of a person’s life. A limited power of attorney reserves some decision-making for the grantor. A medical power of attorney grants the ability to make decisions about medical treatment and end-of-life care. A financial power of attorney grants decision-making about financial matters.


Trusts are legal instruments that transfer title to property to a trustee for the benefit of a third party. A trust allows for the retention of possession of assets and can assist in avoiding probate. Some commonly used trusts include the following:

  • Charitable trusts: Give property to a charity.
  • Revocable trusts: The creator can alter or cancel the trust during their lifetime – the title vests upon the creator’s death.
  • Insurance trusts: An irrevocable trust that is distributed to heirs upon your death.
  • Marital trusts: Used to transfer the title of property to your spouse.
  • Family trusts: A revocable living trust.
  • Bypass trusts: An irrevocable trust that allows your spouse to enjoy the income of the trust.