The Probate, Trust& Tax Section of the Allen County Bar Association is facilitating a pro bono community service project. Volunteer attorneys are providing estate planning documents to the residents of Fairington Apartments in Fort Wayne. The basic estate planning documents include Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives for Health Care. The Fairington Apartments is a senior preferred low-income housing apartment complex that is subsidized by HUD. There are at least 49 residents being assisted by this project. Our attorneys, Tracy Troyer and Leah Good, are volunteering to draft documents for the project.
The goal of this project is to help low-income individuals have a basic estate plan in place. An estate plan is essential for all individuals. The Last Will and Testament directs how your property will be distributed and who will be in charge of your estate. You can also name who will be guardian of your minor and/or disabled children. The Power of Attorney appoints someone to act on your behalf in financial matters when you are unable to do so. Lastly, the Advance Directives for Health Care appoints someone to make health care decisions for you when you are unable to do so. All of these documents are important and essential to having a complete basic estate plan. If you do not have all (or some) of these documents in place, our attorneys would be happy to help you put those in place.