What is a will?
A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that contains your intent as to how you want your property and assets to be distributed after you pass. This legal document is not operable until the time of your death. All persons eighteen years of age or older should create a Will, which must be drafted and executed in compliance with the laws of your state, should name an executor, and should cover distribution of everything you own.
Why Should I Make a Will?
Making a valid Will is the only way you can be assured your assets will be distributed to the persons and/or entities according to your personal wishes after you die. If you die without a valid Will, then you will have died “intestate” and your assets will be distributed according to the laws of descent and distribution of the State in which you reside. This may be very different from what you may have intended.
Anderson Pfeiffer, PC can assist you in making a Will for the first time, preparing a codicil to your existing Will, or creating an entirely new will. Sometimes, this is a very simple task. But we understand that many people have unique family situations and wishes for how they want to leave their property. In every case, our attorneys will work with you to draft a Will that meets your specific needs and desires, no matter how complex.
We can also represent you in matters relating to:
- Administration of Estates or Will
- Will Contests
- Inheritance Disputes
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
- Abuse of Power of Attorney Litigation
- Executor Challenges
- Administration Challenges
The information furnished is only general and not a substitute for personalized legal advice.