Making a will is vital, especially for people with young children. It lets you tell the world whom you want to receive your assets after you pass away. Without one, the state decides who receives your personal possessions, without regard to your wishes or your heirs' needs. Wills can also allow you to tell the court who you want to be the guardian of your children in the event of your passing.
Another estate planning tool is a trust. A trust has numerous advantages over a will, including the avoidance of probate and/or guardianship proceedings.
Our attorneys can help you decide which is the better option for you.
We can also assist you in the event that you have been appointed as the Personal Representative/Executor of an estate. If you are unfamiliar with the probate process, attempting to comply with all of the court's requirements without assistance can be a daunting task. We can also advise the beneficiary of an estate on legal and other matters presented to the beneficiary by the Personal Representative/Executor.