If you want to make sure the people you care about inherit your assets, you should have a will. Without a will, the state decides who gets your assets through a process called intestacy. People you care about may not inherit your assets through intestacy. I always charge an upfront flat fee for wills depending on the complexity of your case.
Do you need a Power of Attorney?
General Power of Attorney: Allows you to choose someone to manage your assets, pay your bills and make decisions about all aspects of your life.
Limited Power of Attorney: Allows you to choose someone to make limited decisions.
Power of Attorney for Health Care (aka Living Will): Allows you to keep control over your own medical care during times of incapacity through the prior appointment of an individual to make health care decisions. A living will allows you to direct which measures will be used to extend your life in instances where there is no reasonable hope for recovery.
Financial Power of Attorney: Allows you to choose someone to make decisions about your financial welfare.