Inheritance and wills
Inheritance and wills
Our office is committed to providing you with the legal consultation and support you need when faced with such difficult decisions, and together with you, we will draw up a plan for the distribution of the assets and draft a will to implement this plan. We deal with property and assets and end-of-life medical conditions, while taking into consideration the specific personal conditions of each individual, his/her personal and family status, and assets.
Transferring property to the next generation
Throughout our lifetime we tend to accumulate much property which we might wish to pass on to our successors, after we are no longer here.
How do we determine who are successors should be? How much should we give to our spouse and how much to our children? And what if we are not married? Who will remain in the apartment and what will happen to it after him? Can a child prevent a parent using the money or property of a deceased parent?
These are just a small portion of the questions that arise in relation to the distribution of a person's property after their death.
Although many people feel uncomfortable when dealing with these issues, choosing to deal with them in advance might prevent unnecessary friction among the successors and prevent family disputes.
Our law office provides legal consultation and support to persons facing such difficult decisions. Together with you, we will help to prepare a plan for the distribution of the assets and draft a will to implement this plan, while taking into consideration the specific personal conditions of each individual, his/her personal and family status, and assets.
Even after a person’s death – our office continues to accompany the family members and helps with the probation of the will and in implementing the estate distribution agreements amongst the successors, when this is necessary.
Besides the decisions regarding the distribution of property after a person's death, there is an equally important issue regarding the instructions of how to deal with property or medical treatment in the unfortunate event of a deterioration in an individual's state of health and his/her ensuing inability to make decisions.
If and when you are unable to properly understand what is going on and thus make informed decisions, who will sign your bank account? Who will decide on what medical care you should receive? Do I want to be afforded medical attention at any cost or are there situations in which I might prefer palliative care alone?
In the past, such situations demanded the appointment of a guardian, but in recent years Israeli law has enabled advance preparation and the provision of preliminary instructions (a Durable Power of Attorney) regarding the management of a person's financial, personal and medical affairs when he/she is no longer able to understand what is going on, and it lays down the rules for their implementation. In order to do so, it is necessary to undergo a full procedure with a qualified attorney who has the requisite, special training to prepare such instructions.
Our law office specializes in this issue and will accompany you during this process with the due degree of sensitivity, and in an attempt to issue instructions that are as clear as possible, so as to enable the subject's will to be fulfilled while retaining a vestige of respect and decency for that person.