Penny R. Henderson
Counselor at Law
"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle."
~ Albert Einstein

Estate Planning

Everyone wants the end of life to be painless, and to leave loved ones with precious memories and treasures.  Planning is the key.  I will help you decide how to structure estate planning documents so your wishes are clear.  My focus is simplicity in Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physicians (Living Wills).  For those with minor children and/or disabled children, designations of guardians are necessary and/or special needs trusts.

Generally, one appointment is necessary for information-gathering, and a second appointment for actual execution of the documents.  To expedite things you can download my questionnaire (hyperlink here), fill it out and bring it with you to the first appointment. For people with limited mobility I offer in-home appointments.

Taking care of these details now will give you the peace of mind to concentrate on more important things – like enjoying your life right now!

Guardianship

Sometimes a durable power of attorney just isn’t enough.  Disabled children turning 18 and older incapacitated adults present special challenges.  In these instances, a guardian may be appointed by the Court to manage the personal affairs and/or finances of the incapacitated person. 

I will help you decide whether or not you need to pursue guardianship, and compassionately represent you through the process.