Most people plan for their future in multiple ways, through multiple means. Whether it is getting a financial advisor to get their finances in order or purchasing a dream home to retire in, preparing for the future has always been an important aspect for most people. Estate planning is no different. Dictating the terms of your future in case you die has always been a significant tool for people.
Having a will is one of the most important aspects of estate planning and gives you a tremendous amount of benefits including dictating what people get your assets and how much, appointing guardians for your children, and setting up plans for various situations including funerals. However, it is important for your will to be valid upon your passing so your wishes can be honored. Many people make the mistake of drafting their wills on their own without the proper legal guidance. Don’t make that mistake. Contact an estate planning attorney to help draft your will so you and your family can reap the benefits when the time comes.
Can a Will Help Avoid Probate?
Probate is a legal hearing that helps facilitate the distribution of your assets accordingly. If complications arise, probate can be a tedious and stressful process. Having a strong, validated will can help probate proceedings move on much more smoothly and efficiently without the need for mediation.
While probate is often required, having a will makes probate a breeze. In cases where a will isn’t available during probate, tensions can arise from beneficiaries making claims about what is rightfully theirs or not. The process can be contentious without a valid will so be sure to draft your will alongside an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure all of your affairs are set.
How Can a Will Help My Family?
Cutting out the need for litigation or mediation in probate can really help your family focus on more important aspects of their life – including the grieving process. Wills are constructed in order to make the distribution of assets process a lot easier and to make sure all your affairs, including the guardians for your children, are in order. Making sure your loved ones receive all the help they can get without having to contest for anything in probate can be a major benefit of having a will.
Do Estate Planning Attorneys Help Create Wills?
Estate planning attorneys can do anything from help draft your will to modify an existing one. Israel & Gerity, PLLC can help you with your estate planning needs to ensure you and your loved ones have an easy and stress-free future ahead.