Take the Mystery Out of Wills - Hire An Elder Law Attorney

Are you looking to secure a stable financial future for your loved ones? An elder law attorney can help take the mystery out of wills and estate planning.

Planning for your family's financial future and security is important in today's world. Too often, we hear about the loss of a colleague or friend from an accident or sudden illness. Without a will in place, a family can be left without knowing the final wishes of a loved one.  With a will, you have increased peace of mind from knowing that you have created a plan to protect and provide for your family.

Unfortunately, many people think that estate planning is only for the wealthiest of people. This is not true. People from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds benefit from estate planning strategies. Upon your death, your estate plan protects and distributes your property based on your wishes, regardless of the net worth of your estate.

As a practical first step in estate planning, a will makes it clear how you want your property to be distributed after your death. If you don't have a will when you pass away, your estate will be handled in probate court, and your property may be distributed differently than what you would have preferred. As you write your will, name primary beneficiaries who will inherit your assets. Instead of writing “niece” or “nephew”, use specific names when listing beneficiaries in your will.

It’s often beneficial to get proper legal advice when writing a will, especially when it comes to understanding the rules of the estate law in your state. An elder law attorney can explain all of the options available to you while creating a system of checks and balances to ensure that your will is viable and stands the test of time.