If you are estate planning, chances are you are considering developing a will. A will is essentially a legal document that dictates which beneficiaries will receive your assets and properties that you leave behind after you pass away. This can be highly beneficial for your beneficiaries in multiple ways. It can save time and money after you pass away during the probate process, and it can ensure the right beneficiaries end up with your assets. There are many factors that go into crafting a valid will. Be sure to reach out to our team of wills attorneys to aid you in developing a will that is right for you.
Can I Change My Will After I Create It?
You can amend a will and change it after it has been created. In fact, because circumstances change so much, you may want to update your will regularly to ensure that the right beneficiaries are receiving your assets following your death. Give us a call so we can help you modify your well and keep it up to date on your behalf.
What If I Don’t Create a Will?
If you opt not to create a will, it can cause a ton of issues during the probate process and can negatively impact your family and beneficiaries. Probate is the process following the death of someone with assets and properties that determines what will happen to those assets and properties through distribution. Without a valid will, the court can ultimately end up determining which of your beneficiaries receives what. This can be problematic because a lot of your loved ones may end up getting the short end of the straw. For example, if you are on your second marriage, and have kids from multiple marriages, your assets may be distributed evenly amongst all your beneficiaries rather than just ending up entirely in the possession of your spouse how you may want it to be. Not creating a will exposes your family to a lengthy probate process that can take months or years depending on the complexity of your estate. Be sure to contact a wills attorney to help you draft a valid will that can make life easier for you and your family.
What Can a Lawyer Do to Help Me Create a Will?
From drafting a valid will using legalese to modifying wills once your circumstances change, our team of wills attorneys can help you put together a valid will that can protect your family after you pass away. To learn more about wills, their benefits, and how you can create one with the help of our team, give Thomas-Walters, PLLC a call at (919) 424-8277 and schedule a free consultation today.