A will is a document that expresses one’s “testamentary intent.” This means that a will describes how one wishes to leave his or her property, and on what terms, upon death. Some wills may be very complex. A will may distribute property, designate individual(s) who will manage the property and provide for a guardian to care for minor children. Creating a valid will prevents may of the problems that may arise from dying without a will.
When creating an estate plan, there are several goals one must keep in mind.
- Who will be in charge of administering my estate?
- If you have minor children, who will raise them and handle financial matters for them?
- How may I avoid or minimize estate taxes and fees?
- How do I want to distribute my property?
If you want to create or change a will, the Piemonte Law Firm will work to make sure your wishes are respected.