Swain Law Firm
Elder Law, Veteran Pension Planning, Estate Planning
Dedicated to assisting Veterans, Elders, and their families for over 26 years
Legal Services
Living Will
  • Allows your agent to follow your wishes
  • Gives your family/agent guidance as to your wishes
  • Is only effective if death is close

Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Gives your agent authority to make healthcare decisions when you cannot make decisions for yourself
  • Names the person that you desire to serve as your guardian, if needed
  • Allows  you to decide whether life support will be continued in event death is imminent
  • Allows you to limit the type of medical care that can be performed on you, such as organ donation, organ transplant

Durable Financial Power of Attorney
  • Allows you to decide who will make financial decisions for you
  • You can limit the amount of authority to a specific time frame or specific act
  • You can have the power go into effect immediately or come into effect in the future
  • There can be problems getting financial institutions to accept them

Will
  • Allows you to determine who will inherit your assets
  • Not effective unless assets are titled correctly
  • Requires assets to pass through probate

Burial Instructions
  • Helps family understand your wishes
  • Avoids disagreements among family members

Irrevocable Trust


Revocable Trust
  • Allows you to determine who will inherit your assets
  • Not effective unless assets are titled correctly
  • Allows assets to avoid probate
  • Avoids conservatorship/guardianship on assets held in trust
  • To be effective assets must be titled in the name of the trust

Prenuptial Agreement
  • Assures that property is kept separate
  • Avoids disagreements among family members
  • Enforces wishes regarding family wealth